TOM OAKES moves from the interim OM post at SUMMITMEDIA’s SPRINGFIELD, MO cluster to interim PD for its Country WCYQ (Q100.3)/KNOXVILLE, where KEVIN KING recently departed for the OM slot at ADX COMMUNICATIONS/PENSACOLA (NET NEWS, 1/28).
SUMMIT MEDIA/KNOXVILLE OM RICH BAILEY is currently conducting a search for a permanent PD at WCYQ. After that person is found, OAKES will be returning to his home base in the TWIN CITIES and searching for his next great radio adventure. OAKES tells ALL ACCESS, “My goal is to remain programming Country radio as it is my passion format.” Reach him here.
OAKES joined the company as OM on an interim basis last AUGUST (NET NEWS, 8/7/18) to assist in the station’s transition from SCRIPPS to SUMMIT. Prior to his move to SPRINGFIELD, OAKES was VP/GM/OM for OHANA MEDIA GROUP/ANCHORAGE, AK.