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Cumulus launches Nash Icon radio stations

Friday, August 15, 2014 – Cumulus Radio launched its Nash Icon radio format around the U.S. today on stations ranging from WSM-FM in Nashville to stations in the Midwest, South and West.

Country Aircheck reported on Friday that the stations who have switched over to the format also included K273BZ in Kansas City, WZRR in Birmingham, Ala., KBZU in Albuquerque, N.M., KJJY in Des Moines, Ia., WJBC in Pontiac-Bloomington, Ill. and WNUQ in Albany, Ga. WWWQ-HD2/Atlanta and its 250W FM translator W255CJ and WZAT/Savannah, Ga. were previously announced to joining the format. < P>Kansas City and Birmingham are new country markets for Cumulus.

The intent of the label is to play current acts plus past hits.

Cumulus announced on May 13 that it was working with the Big Machine Label Group to launch the network and label. The radio programming will feature a feature show in addition to music. The company, based in Atlanta, is said to be the second largest owner and operator of AM and FM stations with about 525 in the U.S. behind Clear Channel.

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