Brian Thomas Joins Cumulus As Corporate PD And PD Of NASH FM/New York
April 28, 2014 at 8:04 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA has tapped BRIAN THOMAS as Corporate PD and as PD of Country WNSH (NASH FM)/NEW YORK. Current WNSH PD JOHN FOXX will focus fully on Hot AC WPLJ, where he continues as PD.
THOMAS comes to CUMULUS from CBS, where he was most recently VP/Classic Hits Programming and PD of Country WQYK and Classic Hits WRBQ and VP/Programming in TAMPA. In his new position as Corporate PD at CUMULUS, THOMAS will focus on several formats, including Classic Hits. He will be based in NEW YORK CITY. This is a return to NEW YORK for THOMAS as prior to his move to TAMPA, he programmed Classic Hits WCBS-F and Hot AC WWFS (FRESH).
EVP/Co-COO JOHN DICKEY said, “BRIAN THOMAS is an incredible programming talent and brings a successful track record in NEW YORK to NASH FM/NEW YORK. His experience and credibility will be great assets to the creative and leadership capital that CUMULUS is cultivating for the benefit of our audiences and customers.”
SVP/Programming MIKE MCVAY said: “CUMULUS has some great programming minds and BRIAN brings a wealth of experience to our all-star team. We are thrilled to welcome BRIAN to our programming leadership group and to NASH FM in NEW YORK.”
THOMAS said, “The opportunity to join the growth and innovation at CUMULUS on the Corporate Programming team is really exciting, and I look forward to providing programming leadership and insights across a variety of formats. It’s a thrill to work with LEW and JOHN DICKEY, MIKE MCVAY and KIM BRYANT to continue developing NASH into a powerhouse national brand and building on the momentum and success at NASH FM/NEW YORK.”