It's Official: Cumulus' Jon Pinch Puts Off Retirement To Be Atlanta Market Mgr.
September 29, 2014 at 4:27 PM (PT)
As tipped earlier this morning, CUMULUS Co-COO JON PINCH has been named Market Mgr. for the CUMULUS/ATLANTA cluster, which includes Top 40 WWWQ (Q100), Country WKHX, Rock WNNX and News WYAY.
Earlier this month (NET NEWS 9/4), PINCH was shopping for sports cars and browsing cruise brochures, as he announced his retirement for the end of NOVEMBER after more than 45 years in the broadcasting industry and 14 years with CUMULUS. As fate would have it, retirement isn't in the cards.
“JON is the consummate team player and will now be contributing in a new role as Market Manager of our six station cluster in Atlanta," CUMULUS Pres./CEO LEW DICKEY said. "We're excited to have someone with his loyalty, talent and experience leading our terrific team in ATLANTA.”
“I am honored to lead these great stations as Market Manager at this important juncture in the company’s growth," PINCH said. "This makes perfect sense for the stations and for me, personally and professionally, so retirement will have to wait. To say that the position amounts to downshifting for me sounds almost comical, but the lifestyle change with far less travel allows me to spend my time at home in ATLANTA and continue to work in the industry I love -- so it’s best of both worlds. I’m thrilled to work with the incredible team in place at our ATLANTA stations to drive the continued growth of these vibrant radio brands.”