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Ammons steps into Audacy OM role

Radio industry veteran who has spent the past 11 years in Indianapolis has been named COO of ‘98.9 The Rock’, ‘ALT 96.5’, ‘106.5 The Wolf’ and ‘99.7 The Point’ in Kansas City .

He will assume his new role on February 1 while also taking on the role of Brand Manager for two of them. Audacity Inc. audio brands.

Take on the role of OM to KQRC-FM, KRBZ-FM, WDAF-FM and KZPT-FM in Kansas City is JR Ammons.

The role will allow Ammons to oversee stations, content strategy, talent, operations and branding. It’s a return to a company formerly known as Entercom for Ammons, as SVP/Market Manager of Audacy/Kansas City Roxanne Marati welcomed him into his group of radio stations. “His extensive experience operating multiple resorts will position him for success, and we look forward to working alongside him in this next chapter of his career,” Marati said.

Ammons has spent the past three decades in radio and has been associated with WZPL-FM, WNTR-FM and WXNT-AM in Indianapolis for the past eleven, releasing as OM. Prior to that, Ammons was associated with Lincoln Financial Media, and its former owner of WSTR-FM “Star 94” in Atlanta, where he was program director. He also programmed WAPE-FM in Jacksonville and KMXV-FM in Kansas City.

“I’m so grateful for the 11 years I spent in Indianapolis; we had so much fun, made so many lifelong friends and had so much success,” said Ammons, who started his run at resorts under Entercom ownership and stayed with the properties until upon their 2019 transition to Cumulus Media ownership. “The opportunity to come back to Audacy and work with Roxanne was just too good to pass up. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the team she’s building in Kansas City.