Bradocasting group Cumulus Nashville has named general sales managers for its big WKDF, WSM-FM and WQQK stations. Rhonda Rollins, who has more than 23 years of radio experience, will lead the sales efforts at country stations WKDF and WSM. Rollins had previously held the same role at WQQK, Cumulus’ urban adult contemporary outlet, since 2011. Her spot at WQQK has been taken by Lori Tournay Liggett, who has moved to Cumulus Nashville from CBS Detroit, where she was general sales manager for a Top 40 station.
Executives at ABC have renewed their commitment to Nashville, giving the show a fourth season and putting it within sight of all-important syndication. The Hollywood Reporter has a rundown of all the show decisions made for ABC here.
Local marketing and artist services group Thirty Tigers is branching into country radio promotion with the hiring of four people to capitalize on some recent successes with Chase Rice and Old Dominion. Sarah Skates has details on that plan and more at MusicRow.com.
Suzanne Gordon has told her bosses at Great American Country that she will step down from her vice president of programming post at the end of the year. Gordon joined GAC in 2006 and was promoted in the fall of 2010. MusicRow.com has more details.
There were murmurs that the departure of Clay Travis from 104.5's ratings monster, 3HL, would torpedo the show's numbers. The Cumulus station brought back Mickey Ryan to sit in Travis' seat alongside Brent Dougherty and Blaine Bishop.
Now with a month of ratings post-Travis in the books, the speculation that the change would threaten the show's dominance looks to have been unfounded:
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