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Cumulus Announces Promotions and Moves

Change is coming to Cincinnati, Topeka, Boise, Reno and Albuquerque

Cumulus Media announced multiple promotions and moves at its Cincinnati, Ohio, Topeka, Kan., Reno, Nev. and Boise, Idaho stations. In a move that resembled a major league baseball trade, the company noted, it transferred several programmers, and recruited several new program directors into the company.

Phil Moore

Cincinnati Program Director Chris Huneke of AC-formatted WRRM(FM) becomes program director of country-formatted WNNF(FM), replacing Mike Scott. Huneke will continue to work with several Cumulus AC stations in a music advisory capacity. Greg Dunkin moves from program director of Topeka stations KMAJ(FM) and KWIC(FM) to his new position as program director of WRRM.

Topeka Operations Manager and KDVV(FM) Program Director Forrest Smithkors moves to Cumulus co-owned classic rock KKGL(FM) in Boise as program director. Steve Mills joins Cumulus Topeka from Clear Channel Allentown as new program director of KWIC(FM) and KDVV(FM). Amber Lee has been promoted from APD to program director of both KMAJ(AM/FM) and KTOP(AM/FM), in Topeka.

WMIM(FM) Toledo/Monroe (Ohio) Program Director/morning personality Ryan Nutter is transferring to KNEV(FM) Reno as program director/morning personality. He replaces Doug Daniels.

In other Cumulus news, Cumulus Albuquerque’s KMGA(FM) morning man Phil Moore has retired after 37 years on air. For the last 17 years, Moore hosted “The Moore Music Morning Show,” and prior to that, he was on-air at sister station KKOB(FM).

Judith Jenkins

His program has been replaced with the “Magic in the Morning With Simon & Rachel,” moving over from KRST(FM). KRST became a NASH country format last Friday.

Rachel Michaels has lived most of her life in Albuquerque, and her radio career dates to 1999 at KMGA. Scott Simon’s career has stops at WKIS(FM) in Miami, KUPL(FM) and KWJJ(FM) in Portland, Ore., along with stops in San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Milwaukee and Virginia Beach.

Cumulus Albuquerque also says morning show news anchor Judith Jenkins has been elected to the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. She is the first-ever African-American elected to the NMBA Hall of Fame. Her induction ceremony is scheduled for June 7, during the annual New Mexico Broadcasters Association convention.

Jenkins began her journalism career in the early 1980s at KOB(TV) in Albuquerque, then switching to KKOB(AM) in Albuquerque for the past 20 years. A native of Cincinnati, Jenkins has won numerous Associated Press and New Mexico Broadcasters Association awards.