Cumulus Media announces that Urban programming executive Ken Johnson will return to its Urban AC station WNBM-FM/Radio 103.9 in New York City as Program Director. Johnson successfully launched WNBM in July 2014, and left the station in April 2015 to become Operations Manager for Cumulus Media’s Urban AC-formatted WUHT-FM/Hot 107.7 in Birmingham, AL. In addition to Johnson’s new role as WNBM-FM Program Director, he continues in his corporate role as Vice President, Urban Formats, for Cumulus Media. Johnson, who joined Cumulus in 1997, will be based in New York.
Chad Lopez, President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said: “Everyone at WNBM 103.9 and Cumulus are excited to have Ken Johnson back in New York. Ken’s expertise and experience in this format will only continue to build a very strong loyal listener base and grow audience.”
Johnson said: “I love the energy of Cumulus New York. The people and resources are the best in the business. I look forward to being back there and with Chad Lopez and Mike McVay supporting me, it makes being ‘Focused, Responsible, Collaborative and Empowered’ easy.”