Cumulus ups three to VP/GM stripes


CumulusCumulus Media announced the promotions of Hugh McPherson to VP/GM of Cumulus Melbourne, FL; Angel Brown to VP/GM of Cumulus Mobile, AL; and JJ Waters to VP/GM of Cumulus Pensacola, FL.

Prior to serving as VP of Sales for Cumulus Mobile, Brown was Sales Manager for Cumulus in Albany, GA.


Said Gary Pizzati, Senior Vice President of Cumulus: “When we recruited Angel into the company several years ago as a sales manager in Albany, GA, we knew she had the core talent, drive and ability to go much further in our company. Today, we are proud to announce her appointment as VP/MM for Mobile, Alabama. Angel single-handedly turned that market last year to a material contributor to our success.”

Brown said: “What an honor to be named the VP/ MM for Cumulus Mobile. I have the privilege of managing four powerhouse stations alongside an exceptional team of people within an amazing organization. I couldn’t be happier.”

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McPherson, Vice President/Market Manager of its Pensacola, Florida radio stations now moves to Cumulus in Melbourne, Florida as new Vice President/Market Manager of its three-station cluster.

Said Pete DeSimone, Regional Vice President of Cumulus: “Hugh is a very talented manger with a proven track record for successfully developing and leading great teams. He understands the value of people, our systems and delivering consistent results for customers.”

McPherson said: “Leaving Pensacola is bittersweet considering the staff’s hard work, dedication and success. I am honored and excited to lead the charge in Melbourne and work with another very talented team.”

Waters, Vice President, Sales, Cumulus Pensacola, has been promoted to Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus in Pensacola, Florida.

Gary Pizzati, Senior Vice President of Cumulus, said: “This was a natural move for JJ within Cumulus. Her 20-year tenure in Pensacola as a Sales Manager has been very advantageous for us. Now at the helm of our newly assembled cluster, JJ will take us to the next level.  We’re proud to have her on our team.”

Waters said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled for the privilege to accept this new challenge.  It’s an honor to be a part of Cumulus Pensacola and the amazing team we’re building.”