RadioFacts: CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has promoted Troy Hanson, Vice President/Corporate Programming-Rock Formats for the company. The promotion adds oversight of the Classic Rock format for Cumulus to Hanson’s purview. Hanson was previously Vice President, Operations for Cumulus Chicago; Program Director, 101.1 WKQX-FM; and Vice President, Programming, Rock formats (Active/Alternative Formats). He will continue in his roles as VP, Operations, Cumulus Chicago, and Program Director, 101.1 WKQX-FM.
Brian Philips, Executive Vice President, Content & Audience, CUMULUS MEDIA, noted: “We’re grateful that Troy’s mastery of every rock variant– Alternative, Active and Classic — will enable him to oversee these formats within Cumulus and Westwood One. Troy leads with a well-honed instincts and a big heart.”
Marv Nyren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Chicago, said: “This promotion is well-earned recognition for Troy’s leadership and effectiveness. Congratulations, Troy – and thanks for continuing to build our team into the best cluster in the city of Chicago.”
Hanson commented: “Very appreciative of the continued confidence Brian Philips and Marv Nyren are showing with this new appointment. We have an amazing group of creative and talented programmers and personalities in Rock to draw inspiration from daily. A tip of the cap to Brian and Marv, along with Mary Berner, Dave Milner and Bob Walker for their stellar leadership.”
CUMULUS MEDIA owns and operates three Chicago radio stations, including: WKQX-FM (Alternative Rock); WLS-AM (News/Talk) and WLS-FM (Classic Hits). Cumulus is currently seeking a Vice President/Classic Rock for the company, reporting to Troy Hanson.