Cumulus Media announced 3/31 that Rick Gillette has been appointed Corporate Program Director and PD of Top-40 WRQX-FM in Washington, DC. Gillette was most recently with CBS as PD of NOW-FM 92.3 in New York City. He takes the reins of All the Hits 107.3, effective immediately. Current PD, Marco, remains with the station in afternoon drive.
Prior to programming for CBS in New York City, Gillette programmed for stations in Chicago and Detroit and was Vice President of Music Entertainment for DMX Music, a global music services company based in Los Angeles.
Said John Dickey, Cumulus EVP & Co-COO: “Rick Gillette has programmed and won in the most competitive major markets in the country. Washington is a great challenge and opportunity for Cumulus and Rick as we evolve WRQX-FM’s brand. Rick has the experience to handle this challenge. His contribution in D.C. and our company will be significant.”
Mike McVay, Cumulus Senior Vice President of Programming, added: “We’re very pleased to welcome Rick to the Cumulus corporate programming team, and believe he will be a tremendous asset as we continue to expand our programming brain trust.”
Said Gillette: “I’m excited to join Cumulus and to work with John, Mike and the Cumulus team. The vision that was laid out for me is unique and exciting. The company is very forward thinking and that is what enticed me to become a part of Cumulus.”