Preston was most recently Senior Vice President of Programming, iHeartMedia Baltimore, MD, and was Program Director for the group’s Country station WPOC and Adult Hits WQSR/102.7 JACK-FM. Prior to that, he was Program Director of Entercom Country station KKWF/100.7 The Wolf and Rhythmic AC station KHTP/Hot 103.7 in Seattle, WA.
Previously, Preston was a senior programmer with CBS Radio in San Francisco and Seattle and served at ABC Radio’s WPLJ in New York.
“These two country brands, each in their own distinctive way, have captured the hearts of DFW country music fans. We believe Mike Preston is the right person to lead our talented teams into the future,” said Dan Bennett, Regional Vice President, Cumulus Dallas-Houston.
“Mike has had big success in his career as a creative PD who knows how to coach big time talent. We can’t wait to have him in Dallas to further ignite two of the most listened-to Country stations in America.”
Preston commented: “I’m honored to be joining Cumulus and taking the helm of these two storied stations. Country music is alive and well in Texas and I can’t thank Dan Bennett, Brian Philips and Bruce Gilbert enough for the chance to work with these amazing brands and their teams.”