Monday, January 21, 2013

Albuquerque Radio: Milt McConnell Leaves Cumulus Media

Milt McConnell
After 10 years as the head of Cumulus Media Albuquerque, Milt McConnell has resigned.

McConnell told Friday he put in his two week resignation at the company, which operates KKOB 770 AM, KOB 93.3 FM, KRST 92.3 FM and several other stations in the Albuquerque market.

“After 10 years, it’s a good time,” McConnell told Albuquerque Business First Friday. “As I told them [employees] in the letter, I’m not going to a competitor; I’m going fly fishing.”  McConnell, an avid fisherman, said that he was ready to take some time off.

“I really want to take a time out. We just got our fall ratings that were the best in a long time, and our sales are up,” he said.

He helped the local station group over the hump of an ownership change, which happened in late 2011. With that, he said, he helped the team get through changes and layoffs.

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