Monday, November 21, 2016

NOLA Radio: Cumulus Promotes Knight, Williams

Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted two broadcasting professionals from within its New Orleans, LA, station group.
  • Talus Knight, Program Director of KKND – Power 102.9 and KMEZ Old School 106.7 in New Orleans, has been promoted to Operations Manager for Cumulus Media-New Orleans.
  • Shawn Williams has been promoted to Assistant Program Director of WRKN NASH 92.3 and WZRH 106.1 the Underground. She will continue as on-air host for WRKN NASH 92.3 (Afternoons) and WZRH 106.1 the Underground (Middays).
Talus Knight
Pat Galloway, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Columbus-Starkville, said: “Sometimes the best fits for your team are already on your team, and this is exactly what happened in New Orleans with the promotion of Program Director Talus Knight of KKND – Power 102.9, and KMEZ Old School 106.7 to Operations Manager of the cluster. Talus’s positive attitude, knowledge of the market, ability to produce incredible concerts and events, and leadership skills is exactly what we need in an Operations Manager.”

Shawn Williams
Galloway continued: “Shawn Williams was also extremely deserving of her promotion to Assistant Program Director of WRKN NASH 92.3 and WZRH 106.1 the Underground. Shawn is a true New Orleanian, and embodies the unique culture of our incredible city-- She even has her own band. Shawn’s incredible work effort and team collaboration make her the right person for this position.”

Knight said: “As a result of Pat Galloway’s leadership at Cumulus-NOLA we’ve been able to do some remarkable things this year and I look forward to working with him to continue the growth of our brands heading into 2017."

Williams said: “I am beyond honored and thrilled to keep WRKN and WZRH thriving and progressing in our unique market. We have an awesome team I am fortunate to collaborate with in continuing to build these brands in our community. I’m excited to take on this role with Cumulus.”

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