JR Schumann Headed To KSCS And KPLX Dallas
March 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS previously reported (NET NEWS 3/27), COX MEDIA Country WWKA/ORLANDO’s JR SCHUMANN has officially announced plans to leave the station, effective TOMORROW (3/28), and will take on OM duties for CUMULUS Country KSCS and KPLX/DALLAS begining MONDAY, APRIL 7th. Additionally, SCHUMANN will serve as PD for KSCS while reporting to CUMULUS/DALLAS-FORT WORTH VP/Market Manager DAN BENNETT.
"JR is a talented and experienced Country program director, and is a natural fit for CUMULUS’ industry-leading Country music stations," said CUMULUS EVP/Co-COO JOHN DICKEY. "We are very pleased to welcome him to the company, and he is a tremendous addition to our two outstanding DALLAS Country stations, KPLX 99.5 THE WOLF and NEW COUNTRY 96.3 KSCS. We look forward to seeing the stations thrive under his leadership as Operations Manager."
DAN BENNETT added, "Our Country stations are a critical part of our success in DALLAS and JR’s successful track record gives us an opportunity to elevate our stations to an even higher level of performance in creating Country programming that our listeners and advertisers love."
JR said, "I’m very excited to be joining the CUMULUS team and being a part of two legendary stations in the largest Country market in the U.S.! CUMULUS is setting a new standard for the best in Country programming and I’m thrilled to be a part of that. I want to thank everyone at COX for the opportunity to work with a great station in ORLANDO, but when MIKE McVAY called with this tremendous offer- and in my hometown, no less- I couldn’t pass it up. I look forward to working with the team to continue bringing the best in Country programming to a market that loves its Country radio!"
MARK PHILLIPS continues on with KPLX PD duties, while CHRIS HUFF remains at KSCS as APD.
Congratulate J.R. at JRontheradio@gmail.com.