Cumulus Media has signed a long-term contract extension with Charlie Cook, its Vice President of Country Music.
The extension includes Cook’s role with Cumulus Nashville as Programming Operations Manager for Cumulus Nashville’s five-station cluster and as the Program Director for both 95.5 Nash Icon (WSM-FM) and 103.3 Country (WKDF).
Brian Philips, Executive Vice President, Content and Audience, Cumulus Media, shares, “Charlie Cook is a warrior who lives to lead our powerful Nashville stations, the Cumulus country stations and the Nashville music industry. He’s a legendary programmer who serves as a wise teacher and mentor to many at Cumulus.”
“It is always our goal that through our Program Directors and their leadership we bring thoughtful, engaging, and entertaining audio content and music to our audiences. In Charlie, we have a talented and well-respected leader that is driven to harness the very best of what Cumulus and country music has to offer. He has a wealth of radio experience and has built an impressive track record of accomplishments,” adds Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Nashville, Allison Warren.
“I have had the pleasure to work as part of, and alongside, our local management team and corporate programming team, and as I continue in this role, I will do my best to help Cumulus innovate, and reach its next phase of growth,” says Cook, a Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee. “It is an exciting time to be a part of the business and realize some of the significant opportunities out there as we continue to grow our audio capabilities.”
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