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News/Talk WXQW Program Director in Mobile, AL, Jimmy Steele, will leave the radio station and travel to Indianapolis to become the Program Director of hit contemporary radio station WZPL-FM, beginning Monday, April 18. .
Steele has been with WXQW since 2017 while also serving as director of CHR WABD-FM. Although he is in a news station, Steele has a lot of history in contemporary hit radio stations.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Cumulus Indianapolis family and work alongside the highly committed and talented team at 99.5 ZPL,” Steele said in a statement. “Thank you to Boomer, Chuck Fredrick, Doug Hamand, Louie Diaz and John Dimick for this incredible opportunity.”
Prior to joining Cumulus Multimedia Stations, Steele spent time at hit contemporary radio stations Nashville, Buffalo and Madison. He has also served as Director of Operations for iHeartMedia in Ocean City, Columbus and San Diego.
“There was huge interest in the position, and I spoke with a number of qualified programmers, but Jimmy stood out from the start. His portfolio of programming experience is loaded with wins and a history success working with top talent across the country,” said Christopher “Boomer” Layfield, chief operating officer of Cumulus Indianapolis.
“His reverence for ZPL’s iconic position in the market, combined with his passion for creating great radio and his distinct vision of how to elevate and amplify the ZPL brand on air, online, in the community and on social media, make him the ideal choice to become our next program director.