CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed veteran radio programming professional Vinny Marino as Program Director for Erie, PA, radio stations WXKC-FM (AC) and WXKC-FM2 (Classic Hip Hop). Marino was previously On-Air Personality for Classic Rock WWZY-FM/The Boss 107.1 in Neptune, NJ. He was Assistant Program Director/Music Director/On-Air Personality for Active Rock WAXQ in New York City, as well as Modern AC WLUP-FM in Chicago. His other on-air positions included Classical WNCN and WQXR in New York City, as well as ABC News Radio. Marino wrote and produced nationally-syndicated radio programs including The Donny Osmond Radio Show. He holds a Master’s degree in Media Studies from the College of Staten Island, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor in Media Studies and Radio Production.
Chuck Poet, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Erie, said: “We are really excited to have Vinny join the Cumulus Erie team. Vinny’s numerous media experiences in different forms of radio and other media make him the top choice to bring a fresh perspective to the entire Erie cluster.”
Marino said: “It’s a pleasure to finally be joining the Cumulus family. Erie is a great town with a great bunch of folks to work with – and since it’s a mostly Italian community, I can still get fresh mozzarella.”