Programming Changes For Cumulus Country Stations WFMS/Indianapolis, WKHX/Atlanta As Greg Frey Transitions To Corporate PD
October 1, 2015 at 12:28 PM (PT)
CUMULUS Country WFMS/INDIANAPOLIS has named TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Regional Country Brand Manager and ALBANY, NY Dir./Operations STEPHEN GIUTTARI to the PD post, succeeding SCOTT LINDY, who will transition to CUMULUS Country WKHX/ATLANTA as PD, with additional duties as Corporate PD.
Concurrently, GREG FREY will move from his PD position at WKHX/ATLANTA to become CUMULUS Corporate PD, a newly created position where he will focus on CUMULUS' portfolio of Country stations and growing the Country product line.
"This move recognizes SCOTT's multiple-platform experience," CUMULUS SVP/Content and Programming MIKE MCVAY said. "We are excited to bring him to ATLANTA as a Corporate PD and PD of a personality-oriented station like WKHX. STEVE GIUTTARI is a bright programmer whose level of success and maturity made him the perfect choice to lead a heritage station like WFMS. GREG has done a great job with WKHX. His focus, as a Corporate PD, now becomes one of building our Country platforms and working to improve our various products.”
"I am honored to be joining a company that truly understands how to connect with the listener in so many ways, and I thank [EVP/Programming] MIKE MCVAY and [Regional VP] DAVE CROWL for this incredible opportunity,“ said GIUTTARI. “I am very much looking forward to working with the great staff at the legendary WFMS in INDIANAPOLIS.”
Commenting on his transition to ATLANTA, LINDY said, “It’s rare to be given a chance to lead a team as dedicated as the group of professionals at the legendary WFMS. Saying that I will miss working with everyone at WFMS is a vast understatement, only offset by knowing that I can continue to be a resource for them and that they will be working with an extremely talented programmer, STEVE GIUTTARI. My gratitude goes out to MIKE MCVAY for the opportunity to return to ATLANTA as a Corporate PD and as PD of the award-winning KICKS.”