Jon Anthony Named WSIX PD; Will Also Stay On At No Shoes Radio
May 11, 2011 at 7:10 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Country WSIX (The BIG 98)/NASHVILLE has tapped veteran programmer JON ANTHONY as PD. ANTHONY is currently Managing Partner/PD of BNA RECORDS artist KENNY CHESNEY’s NO SHOES RADIO, and previously was with SIRIUS XM RADIO. Before moving to satellite radio, ANTHONY was APD/MD of CLEAR CHANNEL Country WMZQ/WASHINGTON, D.C. He replaces former WSIX PD KEITH KAUFMAN.
ANTHONY, who starts at WSIX on MONDAY, MAY 16th, will also retain his role with CHESNEY’s NO SHOES RADIO.
“WSIX is one of our most important brands,” said OM RICH DAVIS. “Its heritage as the premier Country music station in the town where it all begins is legendary. JON ANTHONY is the perfect person to lead us to even greater success. His Country experience in terrestrial radio, satellite and online, in addition to his energy and passion is the perfect fit for where WSIX is headed”
“This has been the most extensive search I’ve ever been involved in,” said VP/Market Manager TOM ENGLISH. “There are so many talented individuals who wanted to be part of this amazing station but Jon brings an enthusiasm and level of knowledge that simply blew us away. I’m very excited about this opportunity to join such an amazing and talented team.WSIX has long been revered as one of AMERICA’s premier Country radio stations and I look forward to continuing its iconic tradition and success.”