Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cumulus Announces Key Executive NASH Appointments

Cumulus has announced four key NASH talent and programming appointments for the popular syndicated radio programs “Kickin’ It with Kix” and “American Country Countdown,” hosted by Country music personality Kix Brooks.

The new appointments are:
  • Suzanne Alexander, Co-Host of “Kickin’ It with Kix". Alexander brings to NASH a deep knowledge of the Country music industry, with extensive Country format radio experience and more than a decade spent in Nashville. She is a Country music broadcast veteran, currently serving as host of Great American Country’s “The Playlist.” In addition to co-hosting “Kickin’ It with Kix,” Alexander will serve as substitute host of “American Country Countdown” while continuing her role with Great American Country.
  • Lonnie Napier, Executive Producer of “Kickin’ It with Kix” and “American Country Countdown”. Napier is promoted to his new role after serving as Associate Producer of “American Country Countdown” for four years. Prior to joining Cumulus, Napier spent more than 20 years as Producer for the legendary DJ Wolfman Jack and 10 years as VP of Wolfman Jack Entertainment. He has also served as Executive Producer for Jones Media Networks’ “Bill Cody’s Classic Country Weekend” as well as Producer for Great American Country’s video request show, “CRL.”
  • Holly Ennen, Head Writer of “Kickin’ It with Kix” and “American Country Countdown”. Ennen is promoted to her new position at both programs after serving as Associate Writer for “American Country Countdown.”
  • Nikita Palmer, NASH Network Producer. Palmer joins NASH programming from the Cumulus Digital Division, where she served as a Producer, Content Manager and most recently, Social Media Director of “American Country Countdown” and “Kickin’ It with Kix.”
Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in January of this year starting with the flagship NASH FM 94.7 in New York City. In addition to Country radio stations, the NASH brand will include a NASH magazine, concerts/events, online content and television programming.

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