Cumulus Media has announced that it has appointed Christopher “Boomer” Layfield as Operations Manager for its three-station group in Indianapolis, IN, and Program Director for Country-formatted WFMS-FM. Layfield heads to Indianapolis from Charlotte, NC, where he was Program Director for iHeartMedia. He has also held programming positions in markets including: St. Louis, MO, Richmond, VA, San Diego, CA, and Nashville, TN.
Tom Stemlar, Vice President and Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Indianapolis, said: “We are so lucky to be able to add a programming star of Boomer’s caliber to help us continue to outgrow a very competitive Indianapolis radio market.”
Layfield commented: “Cumulus has assembled quite a talented team in Indianapolis getting great results with a pair of the market’s iconic radio brands in Classic Hits WJJK and Country WFMS, as well as the exciting new CHR Energy 93.9. For me, it’s a privilege and a thrill to join such a thriving operation in one of America’s great cities and work alongside such passionate people to elevate these brands even higher…I can’t wait to get started! I have to thank Indianapolis VP/Market Manager Tom Stemlar, Cumulus VP/Programming Operations Doug Hamand and Cumulus EVP/Content & Programming Mike McVay for this incredible opportunity