Gary Mertins Joins Cumulus As VP/Market Manager In Melbourne, FL
May 13, 2015 at 6:13 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA has appointed 36-year radio broadcast veteran GARY MERTINS as VP/Market Manager for the four-station cluster in MELBOURNE, FL, which includes Top 40 WAOA (WA1A), Country WHKR (NASH FM 102.7), Rock WSJZ (95 ROCK) and Sports WLZR-A (1560 THE FAN). MERTINS joins CUMULUS from WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORP., where he served as Market Manager for the company’s four-station group in MORGANTOWN, WV, since 2005.
CUMULUS RVP PETE DESIMONE said, “I am thrilled GARY is joining CUMULUS as MELBOURNE’s new VP/Market Manager. GARY is a great example of the level of leadership we continue to attract to CUMULUS. GARY’s years of experience and success running a similarly-formatted cluster for WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORP. make this a natural fit for GARY and the MELBOURNE market.”
MERTINS said, "I am extremely excited about joining the CUMULUS team in FLORIDA. I am impressed with what this group of radio stations has to offer its listeners and advertising customers. MELBOURNE has a vibrant business community and I can't think of a better place to live and work. I want to thank LEW DICKEY, GARY PIZZATI and PETE DESIMONE for this opportunity. The CUMULUS stations in MELBOURNE have such a great heritage and I can't wait to get started."