Hess will continue in his role as Program Director for WMAL-FM-AM in Washington, D.C. 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.
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming for Cumulus said: “Bill is an exceptional programmer. The growth that WMAL has experienced under his direction is nothing short of astounding. He has excelled as a Corporate PD and will continue in that role. Bill is deserving of this recognition.”
Hess said: “On the heels of our team’s success at WMAL, I’m thrilled to be working with Louie Diaz on the rebirth of Washington’s legendary Mix 107.3. Thanks to Gary Pizzati, Mike McVay, Jake McCann and Beth Cohen for this opportunity.”