Cumulus Media announced that Ernie Fears has been named General Sales Manager of WRQX-FM in Washington, D.C. Fears is a radio vet with 25 years’ experience in the market. He was previously Director of Agency Sales for CBS Radio in DC and has held GSM positions with CBS Radio in DC and with Cumulus’ 630 WMAL-AM DC. Prior to that, Fears was Local Sales Manager of WMAL.
Said Gary Lewis, Cumulus SVP: “It’s exciting when the perfect combination of experience, reputation and ability comes together in a single candidate, as it does with Ernie Fears. We are thrilled to welcome Ernie to the team.”
Fears added: “It is truly my honor to work with some of the smartest and most talented people in our industry. WRQX is a heritage station in the Washington, D.C. market. Cumulus realizes this fact and will do what it takes to keep this property vibrant, pertinent and relevant in the community. For me, it’s coming home again to a cluster of stations that I sold and managed. I ran up and down these hallways as a youngster when my father was GM of WRQX. I am proud to be back!”