Monday, June 5, 2017

Mobile Radio: Jimmy Steele Joins Cumulus As OM

Jimmy Steele
Cumulus Media announces that it has named seasoned radio programming professional Jimmy Steele as Operations Manager for its five-station cluster in Mobile, AL.

In the newly created position, Steele will oversee operations for Cumulus Media-Mobile radio stations Top40 WABD-= 97.5 FM, Gospel WGOK 900 AM, Urban WBLX 92.9 FM, UrbanAC WDLT 1041 FM and News/Talk WXQW 660 AM. Steele will also serve WXQW-AM as Program Director.

Steele has more than 30 years’ experience as a program director, operations manager and on-air talent. He joins Cumulus Media from iHeart Media in Reading, PA, where he was Program Director for WRFY-FM and WRAW AM/FM and Morning Show Host on WRFY-FM. Steele also served iHeart Media as Senior Vice President, Programming, for its six stations in Ocean City/Salisbury, MD.

WXQW 660 AM (10 Kw-D, 850 w-N, DA-Night)
Prior to that, he was Director of Operations/Brand Manager for Saga Communications’ four stations Columbus, OH. Previously, Steele held career posts at iHeart Media/Clear Channel, including: Operations Manager and Director of Programming for its seven-station group in San Diego, CA; Regional Vice President/Programming, Columbus, OH and Central Ohio regional markets; and Program Director of WNCI-FM. He was also Program Director for iHeart Media/Clear Channel’s WRVW-FM in Nashville, TN.

Doug Hamand, Vice President, Programming Operations, Cumulus Media, said: "We are very excited to bring Jimmy's amazing track record and high caliber talents to coaching and mentoring our fabulous programming team in Mobile. Our great radio stations already dominate the ratings here and with Jimmy's vision, experience and focus, there’s no limit to what we can achieve together!”

Steele said: I'm thrilled to join Cumulus Media at an exciting time in the company's evolution, and look forward to working with the talented and diverse team within the Cumulus-Mobile cluster.”

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