Tom English Named GM at WSM-AM

Award-winning radio veteran Tom English has been named General Manager of Nashville’s iconic 650 AM WSM radio station. English fills the vacancy created by Mike Ford who led the Gaylord Entertainent station for the previous two years.

“What an amazing honor to captain the Mother Ship of Country Music Radio,” English said.

English has served in numerous capacities during his 30 year career in broadcasting. Most recently, English served as Vice President/Market Manager for Clear Channel Radio in Nashville (including WSIX). He was with the station for eight years, and was named Clear Channel Innovation Award-winner in 2005 and 2006. He also served as chairman of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters in 2008.

“We are all pleased to welcome Tom to 650 AM WSM,” said Steve Buchanan, Gaylord Entertainment senior vice president. “His past successes speak for themselves, and I am confident he will make immeasurable contributions to the success of this legendary station.”

Congratulate English here.

650 AM-WSM’s programming includes the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, “Coffee, Country, and Cody” and “The Eddie Stubbs Show,” hosted by Country Radio Hall of Fame personalities Bill Cody and Eddie Stubbs, respectively. Additional programming includes “Bluegrass Underground,” “Station Inn Sessions,” “An Intimate Evening with Eddie Stubbs,” and more.


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