Cumulus/Grand Rapids Adds Lori Bennett As OM
September 26, 2016 at 11:42 AM (PT)
CUMULUS/GRAND RAPIDS, MI has appointed LORI BENNETT as OM for its five-station cluster, which includes Country WTNR, Top 40 WHTS, Classic Rock WLAV, Sports Talk WBBL, and News-Talk WJRW-A. BENNETT will also take the reins as PD of WTNR (NASH FM 94.5) and host afternoon drive on the station. She replaces JOHN CRENSHAW, who segued to the CUMULUS/YOUNGSTOWN, OH cluster in JULY (NET NEWS 7/22).
BENNETT joins the cluster from CUMULUS/DETROIT, where she most recently served as PD/afternoon host for Hot AC WDVD. Her extended career in the DETROIT market includes time with WJR-A, WDRQ, WNIC, WMGC, and WVMV in positions ranging from feature anchor to PD. She departed the CUMULUS/DETROIT cluster in JULY (NET NEWS 7/19).
"We are thrilled to have LORI join our GRAND RAPIDS team," said CUMULUS/GRAND RAPIDS, MI VP/Market Manager JEFF CARTWRIGHT. "She is a true broadcast professional who brings a positive energy along with new programming ideas to our cluster. I am excited to see what the future holds for our five stations with LORI here." Added BENNETT, "I'm honored to join the remarkable family of broadcasters at CUMULUS/GRAND RAPIDS! The talent and energy within the cluster extends beyond the norm, with legendary market personalities that know how to truly connect and super serve the WEST MICHIGAN audience. I am grateful to MARY BERNER, MIKE MCVAY, DOUG HAMAND, BOB WALKER, and of course, the dynamic JEFF CARTWRIGHT, for the opportunity to captain such an incredible team!"