Cumulus Media Ups Rob Roberts To VP/Hot AC, WRQX/Washington, DC PD; Louie Diaz Segues To Atlanta OM And WWWQ PD
November 16, 2016 at 9:32 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA has promoted ATLANTA cluster OM and Top 40 WWWQ (Q100) PD ROB ROBERTS to PD at Top 40 WRQX (MIX 107.3)/WASHINGTON, DC and the newly created role of VP/Hot AC at the corporate programming level. Concurrently, Top 40 WRQX (MIX 107.3)/WASHINGTON, D.C. PD LOUIE DIAZ segues to the ATLANTA cluster as OM and PD of Top 40 WWWQ (Q100).
“We’re fortunate to be able to tap the great brains inside of CUMULUS programming and apply the theory of “Highest and Best Use” to their skills and match them with where they can be most effective," CUMULUS MEDIA and WESTWOOD ONE SVP/Content & Programming MIKE MCVAY said. "ROB brings a wealth of experience to our Corporate Programming platform and a fresh set of eyes for WRQX. LOUIE has done a great job with WRQX and his fresh vision on Q100 will provide even greater upside to an already successful station.”
“For 10 years Q100 has thrived under ROB’s programming leadership," CUMULUS MEDIA-ATLANTA VP/Market Manager SEAN SHANNON said: “He leaves Q100 in a market leading position and his shoes are definitely big ones to fill. LOUIE’s passion for the format and track record of success promise a bright future for Q100.”
“We are going to miss LOUIE DIAZ who oversaw the triumphant return of The JACK DIAMOND Morning Show and MIX to WASHINGTON DC," CUMULUS MEDIA-WASHINGTON, D.C. JAKE MCCANN said. "ROB ROBERTS is one of the best PDs in the business and we are excited to work with him as MIX continues its rise.”
“After two decades of working with MIKE, he asked if I was up for more. Everyone should be so lucky," ROBERTS said. "This new opportunity is a unique chance to continue forging a great path for WRQX and The JACK DIAMOND Morning Show while allowing me to work with other great stations in CUMULUS. I am excited to join DAVE MILNER and JAKE MCCANN’s team in D.C. In ATLANTA, I’ve had some of the greatest experiences of my life and I will always pull for Q100 and the cluster to continue to shine brightly. But moving forward to one of the most dynamic radio stations and cities in AMERICA is a chance that has to be grabbed. We’re going to have a lot of fun.”
“I am excited and grateful for this opportunity. Our ATLANTA cluster has legendary stations with great talent on and off air. Thank you to MIKE MCVAY, JEFF BROWN and SEAN SHANNON," DIAZ said. "I am looking forward to joining the CUMULUS/ATLANTA team and getting to work with Q100 and our ATLANTA stations.”