WIVK/Knoxville Taps Nikki Thomas As PD
August 15, 2016 at 6:31 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Country KATM/MODESTO-STOCKTON PD NIKKI THOMAS will make the move to Country sister WIVK/KNOXVILLE for similar duties, filling the position left vacant upon BOB RALEIGH's departure in MAY (NET NEWS 5/4). THOMAS, a native of the KNOXVILLE area, makes the move back EAST after nine YEARS with KATM, five of those as PD (NET NEWS 8/1/11).
"I am so excited to be joining the incredibly talented team at WIVK," said THOMAS. "I love my team at KATM, but having a chance to do what I love so close to my family at a station that I grew up listening to is an amazing opportunity that I just couldn't pass up." Added CUMULUS/KNOXVILLE OM JEFF JARNIGAN, "NIKKI brings a passion for the Country format that, coupled with her enormous energy level, will make her an instant favorite at WIVK and CUMULUS/Knoxville." Congratulations are already rolling in for THOMAS, including a personal video message from ARISTA NASHVILLE artist BRAD PAISLEY, who shares his thoughts on THOMAS' move to KNOXVILLE in a video via FACEBOOK here.
Meanwhile, back at KATM/MODESTO-STOCKTON, CA, the search is on for a new PD.