Cumulus VP/Urban Jim Kennedy Exits
Maurice DeVoe Assumes Format Responsibilies
January 25, 2010 at 4:15 AM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS first alerted you over the weekend (NET NEWS 1/24), CUMULUS MEDIA has eliminated the position of VP/Urban Programming. This in turn has caused them to release JIM KENNEDY, who held that position.
KENNEDY has a long programming history with the company, one that extends back to his days a PD of Urban AC WALR/ALTANTA and Urban AC WQQK/NASHVILLE.
CUMULUS SVP/Programming JAN JEFFRIES explained to ALL ACCESS, "The position was eliminated, which displaces JIM KENNEDY. He was with CUMULUS for six years, primarily in Urban formats. We wish JIM the best in his future endeavors.
"MAURICE DEVOE, who has previously been CUMULUS Format Director for Urban Mainstream, assumes responsibilities for both Mainstream and Urban AC. MAURICE will continue as PD of Top 40 KCHZ/KANSAS CITY and reports directly to me in his added responsibilities."