WYMS (88Nine Radio Milwaukee) Promotes Ken Sumka To APD And Justin Barney to MD
August 28, 2015 at 9:06 AM (PT)
Community-supported WYMS (88NINE RADIOMILWAUKEE) has promoted radio veteran KEN SUMKA to APD and, as previously reported, station DJ JUSTIN BARNEY has been named MD (see 8/21 story here.)
SUMKA’s duties as APD include overseeing the on-air “Studio Milwaukee” sessions with national bands, the weekly “414 Music” segment with MILWAUKEE musicians and the station’s annual MILWAUKEE MUSIC AWARDS. SUMKA replaces JORDAN LEE, who recently was named station PD. SUMKA, a DJ for more than 20 years in a number of markets, including at WXRT/CHICAGO, was named full-time DJ at in June and is afternoon drive-time host.
As MD, BARNEY is responsible for programming schedules, content delivery across all platforms, managing external reports and tracking station spins and charts. In addition to serving as MD, Barney will continue writing and producing the weekly “5 Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To” feature and hosting on-air shows SATURDAY and SUNDAY evenings.
The station also announced two other promotions: DJ MARCUS DOUCETTE has become the station’s Imaging Manager and DJ DORI ZORI has been named to the new position of Community Outreach Manager.