Cumulus adds to Des Moines cluster

By on Jul, 11 2014 with Comments 0

CumulusCumulus Media announced three new additions there. Sean Elliott joins KGGO as Operations Manager/Program Director, and award-winning broadcasters Jonathan Monk and Dianna Kelly join the Cumulus Des Moines team at KJJY 92.5 and 98.3 The Torch, respectively. Kelly will serve 98.3 The Torch as News Director, while Monk takes Program Director reins at Great Country 92.5 KJJY. Monk will also be on-air at KJJY as afternoon drive personality.

Elliott, a native of Southern Iowa, was formerly Program Director at WLZR-FM in Milwaukee and Program Director of KAZR-FM in Des Moines, where he started his radio career as Promotions and Marketing Director. Most recently, he worked as a sales representative for a chemical company in the Des Moines area.

Monk, a veteran of the U.S. Army, was former Operations Manager for Cookeville Communications’ four-station cluster in Cookeville, TN. During his tenure there, the stations were nominated for five Marconi Awards, a CMA Award and an ACM Award. As an on-air personality, Monk has captivated radio audiences in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Jacksonville and Fresno.

Kelly is an experienced broadcast journalist and talk personality who has held on-air positions for stations in Kansas City, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Fresno, Jacksonville, Grand Rapids, and suburban Nashville. She has been honored with six Associated Press awards for her feature reports.

About The Author: Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

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