Cumulus/Pensacola Ups Chuck Whitaker To OM, Terry Michaels To WCOA PD
March 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA/PENSACOLA has promoted AC WMEZ PD CHUCK WHITAKER to OM of its five-station cluster. In addition to oversight of Country WXGM (NASH 102.7), Classic Hits WCOA (JET 100.7), Urban AC WRRX (MAGIC 106.1), News/Talk WCOA-A and AC WMEZ (SOFT ROCK 94.1), WHITAKER will retain his duties as PD of WMEZ.
Concurrently, CUMULUS/PENSACOLA has upped Promotions Manager TERRY MICHAELS to PD for Classic Hits WJTQ (JET 100.7). He will also serve as afternoon-drive personality on the station.
“I am pleased to have CHUCK at the helm of our operations at CUMULUS/PENSACOLA," VP/Market Manager DAVEY WILLHOIT said: We have been enjoying nice growth and I know that his experience and management style of coaching and empowering team members will help continue our stations’ growth trajectory.”
“We collaborated with TERRY to fill in part-time on Jet recently and it didn’t take long for us to realize that he is a natural in the Classic Hits format," WILLHOIT continued. "I am very happy to have him lead programming for JET. TERRY’s focus, drive, and experience as a Promotions Manager is sure to help JET 100.7 Classic Hits continue to grow.”
"I am thrilled to be given this amazing opportunity!" WHITAKER said. "Many thanks to newly-named Market Manager DAVEY WILLHOIT for his faith in me, as well as to MIKE MCVAY and PETE DESIMONE. I am truly blessed to be able to do what I love with great people. I’m excited about our direction at CUMULUS and I’m eager to help our great team continue to grow in PENSACOLA.”
“I've wanted to work for a station like JET my whole life," MICHAELS said. "It is a hits machine and this music has been a part of me forever. I’m thankful for the opportunity that CHUCK WHITAKER and DAVEY WILLHOIT have given me. I look forward to continuing the good work that those before me have done to launch the new JET 100.7 in PENSACOLA!”