Mid-West Family Broadcasting hired Scott Meier as general manager effective Feb. 1, according to a company news release.
He succeeds former president and general manager Jason McCutchin in the general manager role for Mid-West Family Broadcasting’s locally operated stations KKLH The Cave, KOMG Bob 105.1, KOSP The Beat and KQRA Q102.
Questions about McCutchin’s departure were referred to Mid-West Family Marketing General Sales Manager Brian Tyndall, who could not be reached by deadline.
McCutchin’s LinkedIn profile still lists him as president and general manager in Springfield. He transitioned to the role in June 2012
after serving as chief financial officer and treasurer for sister company Mid-West Management.
Meier, who previously served as both regional vice president for Cumulus Media and general manager for CBS Radio in Detroit, called the new job an opportunity to rejoin Mid-West Family Broadcasting where he began a radio career as a disc jockey while attending University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
“It was the first company I worked for when I was in college, so I know the company very well,” Meier said. “I had a chance to go for the big time in Detroit, New York and Minneapolis, and I had an opportunity at this point in my life to do something with a company I’ve always loved and wanted to be part of – and it just so happens to be in Springfield.”
Meier has 40 years of experience in broadcasting, including positions with Citadel Communications in Michigan, Alliance Broadcasting Inc. in Indiana and Emmis Broadcasting – now Emmis Communications – in New York City.
Including its holdings in the Queen City, Midwest Family Broadcasting owns and operates 25 stations in Madison and La Crosse, Wis.; Springfield, Ill.; and the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor-South Haven, Mich. area.