Hess’ 38-year radio career has spanned positions on-air and in talk programming as Program Director for stations including: WTEM (Sports Talk) in Washington, D.C.; WHJJ in Providence, RI; and WHYN AM and FM in Springfield, MA. He was also Brand Manager for Clear Channel Radio/iHeart Media and served as Senior Vice President/Programming for Air America Radio in New York City. In addition, Hess has programmed music stations including WASH and WBIG in Washington, D.C. and WSNE and WWBB in Providence, RI.
John Dickey, Executive Vice President, Content and Programming for Cumulus said: "Bill is one of the format’s best minds and we look forward to sharing him within our company.”
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming for Cumulus said: “This promotion enables us to take advantage of Bill’s previous experience as a corporate programmer and rewards him for the amazing job that he’s doing at WMAL.”
Hess said: “I deeply appreciate, and am incredibly energized by, this opportunity to work with John Dickey, Mike McVay, and our team of talented programmers as we continue to drive the success of the industry’s leading platform of Newstalk brands, both on-air and digitally.”