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Cumulus Makes Changes in East, Central and West

PD reworking in Arkansas, Colorado and Washington

Ashley Nickels

In Little Rock, Ark., Cumulus named Peter Thiele as program director for KARN(FM). Effective June 26, Cumulus Rex Long takes over as program director and on-air talent for KKMG(FM) in Colorado Springs, Colo. In Washington, Ashley Nickels moves up to assistant program director for WRQX(FM)

Thiele, who has programmed numerous spoken-word radio stations, has held previous positions teams in New York; San Francisco; Minneapolis; San Antonio, Texas; Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; and Huntsville, Ala.

Long joins KKMG from Cumulus Montgomery, Ala., where he has been PD for the past seven years at WHHY(FM). He was also PD for Cumulus station KCDD(FM) in Abilene, Texas. He started his radio career in Dallas as on-air talent and program producer at KHKS(FM).

Ashley Nickels moves up from music director to assistant program director. She’ll continue her midday show-hosting duties. Before coming to Washington, Nickels worked at KDND(FM) in Sacramento, Calif., and KLUC(FM) in Las Vegas.