Cumulus Names Buffalo VP/Market Manager
Also announces programming and marketing position shifts elsewhere
Cumulus Media has appointed Jim Riley as vice president/market manager for its Buffalo, N.Y., cluster. The company has also named Marty Wall as director of marketing in Detroit. Plus, Mike O’Reilly has been upped to program director of KCJK(FM) in Kansas City, and Cumulus also appointed Al Payne as PD for KMJK(FM) in Kansas City.
Riley was general sales manager for Cumulus’ four-station group in Buffalo prior to his promotion to VP/market manager for Cumulus Media Erie, Pa., in 2005. Riley started his career in Harrisburg, Pa., and has led sales organizations in Rochester, N.Y.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Washington.
Marty Wall will oversee marketing initiatives for WDRQ(FM), WDRQ(HD2) and WDVD(FM). After 20 years in Los Angeles working for creative agencies and both domestic and international television networks, Wall recently returned to his hometown of Detroit. Wall’s radio experience includes five years at Z100 in New York, the launch of WQHT(FM) in New York and WRQX(FM) in Washington.
New KCJK Program Director Mike O’Reilly also continues in his current roles of PD and afternoon host for KCHZ(FM). He is a Kansas City native, started his radio career at KCHZ(FM) in 1997, launched KCJK(FM) in 2004, and did a nine-year run in San Diego at KFMB(FM) until moving back to Kansas City in 2015 as PD of KCHZ.
Al Payne joins Cumulus from Beasley Broadcasting, where he was PD of WMGC(FM) in Detroit. Payne’s 20-year career as a hip hop/urban AC/rhythmic programmer includes positions at WERQ and WWIN(FM) in Baltimore; WKYS in Washington; WGZB and WMJM in Louisville; WDMK and WHTD in Detroit; WCDX and WKJS in Richmond, Va.; KRNB in Dallas; WQMG in Greensboro, N.C.; and WMNX in Wilmington, N.C.
Cumulus Media combines local programming with nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver content choices through its 445 owned-and-operated stations, approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels.