Cumulus Media/Detroit has announced that it has appointed veteran radio and television marketing executive Marty Wall as Director of Marketing, Cumulus Media-Detroit. Wall, a three time Billboard Magazine Radio Promotion Director of the Year recipient, brings more than 20 years experience to the cluster and will oversee all marketing initiatives for Country radio stations WDRQ-FM, WDRQ-HD2 as well as WDVD-FM.
Robby Bridges, Director of FM Programming, Cumulus Media-Detroit, said: “Marty’s work at Z100 in New York is legendary. That, paired with his experience across the media landscape during his years in L.A., gives him the unique ability to connect audiences to station brands and brands to clients. He’s a relentless competitor whom I believe will be a game changer for our Detroit cluster. I’m looking forward to his working with me, Promotion Manager Rochelle Burk and Promo Director/Street Team Captain Adam Ficorelli.”
Wall said: “I am thrilled to join Cumulus and Robby’s team in one of the most competitive radio markets in America. I want to thank him and Mike Wheeler for the opportunity. Both NASH FM and WDVD are poised to move to the next level. I look forward to powering up the marketing and super focusing on upping our brand position in Detroit.”
After 20 years in Los Angeles working for top creative agencies and both domestic and international television networks, Wall recently returned to his hometown of Detroit to be closer to family. He credits much of his career success to mentors including Scott Shannon, Steve Kingston, Pat Martin and Alan Burns. Wall’s radio experience includes five years at WHTZ-FM (Z100) in New York, the launch of WQHT-FM (New York) and WRQX-FM (Washington, D.C.)
In addition, Josh ‘Bru’ Brubaker has been promoted to Local Anchor for the “Ty, Kelly and Chuck” morning show on WDRQ-FM. Brubaker had been serving as a production assistant and weekend host for the station since last year.