Radio Vet John Shomby Adds WKDF PD Duties At Cumulus

John Shomby has been promoted to Program Director of NASH FM 103.3 (WKDF) in Nashville. He adds those duties in addition to the NASH Director of Programming position he’s held with Cumulus Media for the past year and half. Shomby has more than 43 years in radio programming and management experience, including stops at Max Media Hampton Roads, where he was Operations Manager for their five-station cluster, KLIF Radio, KAAM/KZPS in Dallas, and Cumulus’s seven-station cluster in Augusta.

Charlie Cook continues as VP/Country for Cumulus Media as well as the VP/Operations for Cumulus Media-Nashville with continued oversight of WKDF, and as the Program Director for 95.5 NASH ICON (WSM-FM).

“Charlie is the cornerstone of our country strategy,” said Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-Nashville. “His unparalleled knowledge, leadership, and passion for country music will continue to drive our success. With that, he and I are excited to expand John’s duties to PD of WKDF in Nashville. John’s experience in country, CHR, syndication, working with big personalities, and making a difference in the community makes him a great fit for Nashville and this iconic brand.”

“Charlie is providing me with a great opportunity and I appreciate the vote of confidence from him, Allison Warren, and Mike McVay, Cumulus and Westwood One EVP, Content and Programming. I look forward to working with the WKDF team and continuing to build on the success of NASH FM 103.3 (WKDF),” said Shomby about the promotion.


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