WSM-FM Names Dan Bowen PD
March 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Country WSM-F/NASHVILLE has tapped DAN BOWEN as its new PD, replacing RUSSELL PENUELL, who exited on FEBRUARY 21st.
CUMULUS SVP/Programming JAN JEFFRIES told ALL ACCESS: “It has been an exciting and gratifying morning here at CUMULUS with the major announcement regarding the company’s growth. The following announcement is the cherry on top as it is a pleasure to welcome DAN BOWEN to CUMULUS as PD of WSM-FM. We have known DAN personally and competitively in previous markets over the past decade. DAN was our #1 choice for this coveted programming position. DAN’s extensive programming track record, gold-standard work ethic and life-long love for Country is impressive. It is the perfect time in NASHVILLE for a uniquely qualified person to step into this position and it is DAN BOWEN.
Most recently BOWEN was VP/Radio Strategies for AIRPLAY DIRECT/NASHVILLE and prior to that was VP/Strategic Marketing and Communications at the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, and has also been PD at LINCOLN FINANCIAL Hot AC WSTR (STAR)/ATLANTA.
BOWEN commented: “I’m proud to be joining the team at CUMULUS/NASHVILLE and look forward to working with SVP/Programming, JAN JEFFRIES to build upon the heritage of WSM-FM. This time of change in NASHVILLE radio presents tremendous opportunity to jump-start one of the greatest and most famous stations in Country radio.”
Contact DAN to congratulate him at email@example.com.