Thirty-year vet Bill Gentry is the new Market Manager for Cumulus’ six stations in Birmingham. He replaces Market Manager David Walls who retired. Gentry joins Cumulus from Alpha Media in Louisville where he was the also Market Manager. Prior to that, he was Regional Market President for iHeart’s Louisville, Lexington, Somerset, and Nashville markets.
Gentry was also Senior Vice President for Clear Channel Communications, where he oversaw the operations of Clear Channel stations in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, and Memphis.
Gentry said, “I am thrilled to join the Cumulus team in Birmingham and grateful to Mary and the leadership team for this opportunity. I am particularly excited to be starting just as college football is kicking off in the heart of the SEC, as we are the sports authority in the market. Given my experience within News/Talk, and recent time working within the Urban arena, I can’t wait to get started. And I hope the staff won’t mind if I hang a UK jersey in my office. Looking forward to this new adventure. This is going to be fun!”