Townsquare entrusts VP Stripes to programmers Cat Collins and Doug Montgomery. | story


As Vice President, Collins oversees CHR and hot AC content and programming across Townsquare’s broadcast, digital, social and event platforms for its 34 CHR and 18 hot AC stations. He also continues as showrunner for the hot CHR and AC versions of Townsquare’s “PopCrush Nights”, which airs seven nights a week and includes a Top 30 Countdown and Mixshow on weekends. A seasoned contemporary music radio programmer, Collins has overseen formats and broadcasts since joining the company in 2016.

Montgomery will continue to oversee content and programming for Townsquare’s 70 country stations, serving as vice president of country content and programming. Since joining the company in 2017, Montgomery has led the company’s country format and is the showrunner of “Taste of Country Nights,” which is produced daily on Music Row in Nashville and airs seven nights a week on 110 stations nationwide.

Collins and Montgomery report to Kurt Johnson, Townsquare’s senior vice president of content and programming.

“We are extremely proud of the work that Kurt Johnson and the entire content and programming team do every day to grow our influential radio brands on air, online and on the ground in their local communities,” said Jared. Willig, Townsquare’s Chief Content Officer. A press release. “Cat Collins and Doug Montgomery are incredibly deserving of their new VP titles given their accomplishments and impact on the company.”

“Cat and Doug are two of the elite professionals in their respective genres,” Johnson said. “I am delighted to recognize their high-level performances with well-deserved vice-presidential stripes and I am very lucky to work with them on a daily basis.”

Collins joined Townsquare in March 2016 after seven years as a consultant. Prior to that, he was Brand Manager of Rhythmic Top 40 for iHeartMedia and PD of KIOI and KYLD San ​​Francisco. He previously programmed KQKS Denver for Lincoln Financial Media.

“It’s truly a privilege to work with such a talented team,” Collins said. “The six plus years I have spent with Townsquare has been an incredible journey as we have continued to innovate our cross-platform business.”

Montgomery joined Townsquare in 2016. Prior to that, he was iHeartMedia’s Premium Choice PD, Country Brand Coordinator and Senior VP/Programming for West Michigan. He also scheduled iHeart’s WBCT Grand Rapids.

“Of course, I appreciate the promotion, but helping our country talent and Townsquare Media programmers grow in their development is the reward in itself,” Montgomery said. “I am delighted to continue to work closely with our Country station brands.”


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