Ammons Ascends To Audacy OM Role


A radio industry veteran who spent the last 11 years in Indianapolis has been named Operations Manager of “98.9 The Rock,” “ALT 96.5,” “106.5 The Wolf” and “99.7 The Point” in Kansas City.

He’ll assume his new duties on February 1 while also taking the role of Brand Manager for two of those Audacy Inc. audio brands.

Taking the OM role for KQRC-FM, KRBZ-FM, WDAF-FM & KZPT-FM in Kansas City is JR Ammons.

The role will see Ammons gain oversight of the stations the content strategy, talent, operations and branding. It’s a return to a company formerly known as Entercom for Ammons, as Audacy/Kansas City SVP/Market Manager Roxanne Marati welcomed him to her group of radio stations. “His extensive background operating multiple stations will position him for success, and we look forward to working alongside him in this next chapter of his career,” Marati said.

Ammons has spent the last three decades in Radio, and has been associated with WZPL-FM, WNTR-FM and WXNT-AM in Indianapolis for the last eleven, exiting as OM. Before that Ammons was associated with Lincoln Financial Media, and its former ownership of WSTR-FM “Star 94” in Atlanta, where he was Program Director. He’s also programmed WAPE-FM in Jacksonville and KMXV-FM in Kansas City.

“I’m so thankful for the 11 years I’ve spent in Indianapolis; we’ve had so much fun, made so many lifelong friends and had so much success,” said Ammons, who began his run at the stations under Entercom ownership and stayed with the properties through their 2019 transition to Cumulus Media ownership. “The opportunity to come back to Audacy and work with Roxanne was simply too good to pass up. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the team she’s building in Kansas City.”