NASH Announces Hirings, Promotions

Suzanne Alexander

Suzanne Alexander

Cumulus today (Feb. 27) announced four key NASH talent and programming appointments for the popular syndicated radio programs “Kickin’ It with Kix” and “American Country Countdown,” hosted by Kix Brooks. Suzanne Alexander will Co-Host “Kickin’ It with Kix” and serve as substitute host of “American Country Countdown” while continuing her role with Great American Country. She has extensive Country radio experience and has been in Nashville more than a decade. She currently serves as host of Great American Country’s The Playlist.

Lonnie Napier is promoted to Executive Producer of “Kickin’ It with Kix” and “American Country Countdown” after serving as Associate Producer of “American Country Countdown” for four years. Prior to joining Cumulus, Napier spent more than 20 years as Producer for the legendary DJ Wolfman Jack and 10 years as VP of Wolfman Jack Entertainment. He has also served as Executive Producer for Jones Media Networks’ “Bill Cody’s Classic Country Weekend” as well as Producer for Great American Country’s video request show, CRL.

Holly Ennen is promoted to Head Writer of “Kickin’ It with Kix” and “American Country Countdown” after serving as Associate Writer for “American Country Countdown.”

Nikita Palmer joins NASH programming as NASH Network Producer. She was previously in the Cumulus Digital Division, where she served as a Producer, Content Manager and most recently, Social Media Director of “American Country Countdown” and “Kickin’ It with Kix.”

Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in January, starting with the flagship NASH FM 94.7 in New York City. In addition to radio stations, the NASH brand will include a NASH magazine, concerts/events, online content and television programming. WKDF/Nashville is a NASH station.

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