SUMMITMEDIA/KNOXVILLE has named SUMMITMEDIA Country WQNU (Q103.1)/LOUISVILLE APD/MD KEVIN “GRAVY” CANUP OM. CANUP will also serve as PD/afternoon host for Top 40 WWST (STAR 102.1). As OM, CANUP will oversee operations at WWST, Top 40/Rhythmic WKHT (HOT 104.5), Country WCYQ (Q100.3) and Classic Hits WNOX.
CANUP succeeds veteran OM/PD RICH BAILEY, who had been with the station for 23 years.
Prior to his stint at WQNU, CANUP had been PD/mornings at CUMULUS Top 40 WHTS (105.3 HOT FM)/GRAND RAPIDS.
SUMMITMEDIA/KNOXVILLE Pres. CHRIS PROTZMAN commented, “KEVIN ‘GRAVY’ CANUP comes to KNOXVILLE operations with extensive experience in Top 40, Rhythmic and Country brand building and has a passionate desire to serve our local audiences through our hyper local focus. I am confident that under KEVIN’s leadership our stations will be an even greater source of preferred entertainment and engaging promotions with our listener and advertiser communities.”
CANUP added, “I am thankful to have been a part of the history-making team in LOUISVILLE at WQNU, and I look forward to helping create those same opportunities with our KNOXVILLE team. I am thankful to SUMMITMEDIA for entrusting me with this great responsibility and the opportunity to work with this amazing KNOXVILLE team!”