Cumulus/New York Appoints John Foxx To Program WNSH (Nash FM), Ups Mike Allan And Adds Melony Torres To WPLJ
January 4, 2016 at 7:27 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA/NEW YORK has appointed JOHN FOXX as PD for Country WNSH (NASH FM 94.7)/NEW YORK. It's a return to the NASH FM PD chair for FOXX, who first helmed the station beginning in APRIL 2013 (NET NEWS 4/12/2013) following the station's launch in JANUARY of that year (NET NEWS 1/21/2013). FOXX succeeds BRIAN THOMAS, who transferred to the company's Classic Hits WLS-F/CHICAGO in JULY (NEW NEWS 7/28). Concurrently, CUMULUS ups Hot AC clustermate WPLJ Music Coordinator MIKE ALLAN to WNSH APD.
"The passion and commitment the Country music fans and artists have for this lifestyle makes this an exciting and unique opportunity like no other," said FOXX. "Being a part of the force is what energizes me! I'm excited to be back! MIKE MCVAY, CHAD LOPEZ and CHARLIE COOK have created an amazing environment to do great radio. NASH FM 94.7 is a special brand in the greatest city in the world!" ALLAN echoed, "Being given the opportunity to work as APD at two of CUMULUS' NEW YORK CITY stations is a dream come true. I'm pumped to continue to work with JOHN FOXX and GILLETTE on a daily basis. Thanks to MIKE MCVAY and CHAD LOPEZ for the opportunity and confidence."
Melony Torres Joins WPLJ
Down the hall, Hot AC WPLJ/NEW YORK has promoted MELONY TORRES, former APD/MD/midday host at sister WRQX/WASHINGTON, D.C., to MD/late-night host. Previously, TORRES held programming positions at WOMX/ORLANDO, WSJT/TAMPA and WJHM/ORLANDO, and was National Dir./Promotion for EPIC RECORDS before joining WRQX.
TORRES said, "When I started as a Promotion Assistant in 2006 it was always my goal to make it to NEW YORK one day ... 10 years later, here I am! Big thanks to MIKE MCVAY, CHAD LOPEZ and GILLETTE for giving me this opportunity."
WPLJ PD GILLETTE said, “This is a wonderful, well-deserved affirmation for JOHN FOXX. He has been an amazing partner to me since my arrival. But he is hardly leaving 95.5 PLJ bereft. I’m delighted we’re able to elevate MIKE ALLAN, who has been part of the inner circle for this legendary brand at 2 PENN for almost three years, and whose familiarity with the new CUMULUS culture here should meld nicely with MELONY TORRES’ remarkable musical acumen and outstanding industry relationships. We’re like the new year’s new 3 Musketeers. Plus, JOHN is right down the hall to swoop in like D’ARTAGNAN should we need him.”