The other shoe has dropped at Cumulus. It wasn’t unexpected. Cumulus is now doing to Country Music what it has done for News Talk.
When Nash FM debuted in New York City, Cumulus was pretty clear New York City would be the home station for the Nash FM “Country” music format that would replace local programming around the country.
Everyone “knows” that Country music is a single monolithic music format – people in Kentucky, New York City and West Texas all think of the same thing when you say “Country music” – music with a heavy drum and rhythm track, overdriven steel guitars, and no trace of religion or morality – the stuff that made WSM and the Grand Ole Opry the cultural center of Country Music [not].
Cumulus used to own WSM, but last year sold off WSM-AM to the Grand Ole Opry. They still own WSM-FM