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Cumulus Beefs Up The NASH Squad


As Cumulus moves forward with its national rollout plans for America’s Morning Show and NASH Nights Live with Shawn Parr, three new executives are joining the team. Ian Zak is added as the executive producer for America’s Morning Show, Elaina Smith becomes co-host of NASH Nights Live with Shawn Parr, and Jason Addams is now program coordinator for all programming originating at the NASH studio in Nashville.

Ian Zak joins America’s Morning Show after most recently serving as national producer for Clear Channel’s Contemporary Hit Radio channel on Premium Choice as well as producer for 102.7 KIIS/Los Angeles popular JoJo on the Radio show. Before moving to KIIS FM, Zak held a series of producing roles at 104.3 MY FM in Los Angeles.

Elaina Smith joins NASH Nights Live from Cumulus station WA1A 107.1 FM in Florida, where she served as co-host of the A1A Morning Show alongside DJ Timmy Vee. Prior to joining Cumulus, Elaina was an on-air personality on San Diego’s Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw show on 100.7 JACK FM.

Jason Addams served as program director at 101.5 WBNQ FM in Bloomington, IL, and WSTO HOT 96 FM in Evansville, IN. Addams also held on-air and programming positions at stations including 99.5 WZPL in Indianapolis, IN, Hoosier Country 103.7 in Royal Center, IN, and The Beat 104.3 in Austin, TX. Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the country music lifestyle in January of this year starting with the flagship NASH FM 94.7 in New York City. In addition to country radio stations, the NASH brand will include a NASH magazine, concerts/events, online content, and television programming.