CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has signed Duane Shannon to a new multi-year deal as Program Director for Memphis radio stations WGKX (KIX 106) and WKIM (98.9 The Bridge).
Shannon has been with Cumulus Memphis for 9 years, with more than 8 of those years continuing KIX 106/WGKX’s history as the dominant Country station serving Memphis and the surrounding areas, and as Co-Host of the station’s Duane and Abby in the Morning show. Shannon’s successful career with CUMULUS MEDIA spans 13 years and includes positions at radio stations in Chattanooga, Detroit, Toledo and Atlanta.
Morgan Bohannon, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Memphis, said: “Duane has become part of the fiber of both KIX 106 and Memphis. He has exhibited a great knowledge, appreciation and passion for what is a historic, heritage and leading brand in Memphis. KIX 106 has been the leading Country brand in Memphis for over 30 years and we’re highly confident that will continue with Duane’s leadership.”
Shannon said: “I can’t believe they continue to trust me with this legendary station…you’re sure there is no one better out there? Seriously, it is a pleasure to come in to work and be a part of a creative team that motivates me to win every day.”