Gerry McCracken Named OM At Cumulus/Lake Charles, LA
March 24, 2015 at 7:21 AM (PT)
Programming vet GERRY MCCRACKEN has been tapped as OM at CUMULUS/LAKE CHARLES, LA's five-station cluster, with day-to-day PD chores for the cluster’s two Country outlets, KYKZ and KQLK (NASH ICON).
Other stations in the LAKE CHARLES group include Classic Rock KKGB, AC KBIU,Talk KAOK-A and Sports KXZZ-A.
MCCRACKEN succeeds ERIC NIELSON, who retired at the end of 2014.
“GERRY adds to our growing roster of great programmers in the company,” said CUMULUS Corporate PD BOB RALEIGH. “We needed someone exceptional to take over the legacy left behind when ERIC retired, and GERRY is the perfect fit for such a heritage station as KYKZ and our new NASH ICON KQLK.”
MCCRACKEN spent nearly 20 years with COX MEDIA, serving as Country format captain while doubling as PD at the company’s Country KWEN/TULSA and WHKO/DAYTON. Additional stops include WSOC/CHARLOTTE, WCOS/COLUMBIA SC and KBBG/SAN FRANCISCO. Most recently, he served as PD for SOUTHERN STONE Country WKRO (COAST COUNTRY)/DAYTONA BEACH, FL.
“I’m thrilled to be working with MIKE MCVAY, BOB RALEIGH and the whole CUMULUS team to drive the growth and success of these great stations,” said MCCRACKEN, who added “Laissez le bons temps rouler!”
Translated, that means “Let The Good Times Roll.”
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