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Cumulus Ups Mike Wheeler

Named new Motor City ops manager

Cumulus Media says WJR(AM) Detroit Program Director Mike Wheeler has been promoted to the new position of operations manager for Detroit radio stations WJR, WDVD(FM), WDRQ(FM) and WDRQ(HD2).

He will oversee all programming for Cumulus’ four Detroit stations. He will work with programmers Lori Bennett and Robby Bridges on the programming of WDVD, WDRQ and the HD2.

Wheeler started his radio career in on-air posts at Motor City stations WNIC(FM), WABX(FM), WHYT(FM) and WCZY(FM). Wheeler joined Cumulus in September from Clear Channel, where served for five years as regional program manager for Clear Channel’s Connecticut stations. Prior to that, Wheeler was program director for CBS’ WZGC(FM), “DaveFM,” in Atlanta, and was regional vice president of programming for Clear Channel in Atlanta, St. Louis and Toledo, Ohio.