Sid Kelly Comes Home to Mobile To Take PD Reins At WABD
October 12, 2015 at 7:19 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA Top 40 WABD/MOBILE appoints SID KELLY as PD. KELLY hosted morning shows at stations including WBHT/WILKES-BARRE, WRVQ/RICHMOND, WVKS/TOLEDO and most recently at WAJI/FORT WAYNE.
SVP/Corporate Programming JAN JEFFRIES said, "After an extended search, we are thrilled to announce that SID KELLY joins us as PD of WABD. SID has all the skills coupled with the intensity that this legendary station merits. SID will also handle PM drive. A special thank you to HAYDEN GREEN, OM at CUMULUS/FT. WALTON, who has been Acting PD during the search. We look forward to SID joining us on MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th.”
VP/Market Mgr. ANGEL TAYLOR said, “I am excited to welcome SID to CUMULUS/MOBILE. I am confident he will be an asset to our amazing WABD team. His leadership and skill set is welcomed as we continue to drive the success of WABD.”
FORT WALTON BEACH/DESTIN OM HAYDEN GREEN said, "It has been a privilege working with JAN JEFFRIES, ANGEL BROWN and the WABD team. I'm excited about handing over the reins to such a capable young programmer as SID KELLY. MOBILE is a homecoming for SID. He knows the market, he's buttoned-up and he's ready to lead this legendary brand. SID KELLY will be a incredible asset to the CUMULUS GULF COAST region."
KELLY said, “I couldn't be happier returning to the GULF COAST after nine years away. I'm really excited to bring my 19-plus years of experience back to WABD in MOBILE. My established relationships in the market will allow me to hit the ground running. I look forward to working alongside our morning show, 'JOHN and JOHNNA' to help them grow their brand and continue their success, and I am thrilled to work alongside JAN JEFFRIES and MIKE MCVAY. When you add that, the weather, the seafood and the unbelievably amazing people in THE GULF COAST... this is my dream job. I can’t wait to get started!”