Audacy Names Paul Cannell Brand Manager of Bayou 95.7 in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – January 9, 2024 – Audacy names Paul Cannell Brand Manager of Bayou 95.7 (WKBU-FM) in New Orleans. In this role, Cannell will oversee content strategy, talent, operations and branding for the station. He assumes this new position beginning January 15. 

“We are so excited to welcome Paul back to New Orleans,” said Kevin Cassidy, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy New Orleans. “His market knowledge and passion for the brand make him a perfect leader for Bayou 95.7!”

“Who says you can’t go home?” asked Cannell. “Thanks to Vince Richards, Dave Richards, Brian Purdy, and Kevin Cassidy for this incredible opportunity to return to New Orleans and program this legendary station in my favorite city in the world!! Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

Cannell has ten years of experience as a Brand Manager, Program Director, Music Director and on-air personality across multiple formats. His return to radio brings him back to Audacy, where his career began hosting middays and evenings on Bayou 95.7 in 2008. His other career stints include being a Digital Managing Editor for KRUF-FM, KVKI-FM, KXKS-FM, KEEL-FM, KWKH-AM and KTUX-FM, where he served as an on-air personality. He also had programming stops at WMFX-FM in Columbia, SC and WRMR-FM in Wilmington, NC, where he was also an on-air personality. When he returned to Louisiana in 2017, he continued on-air while taking up Program Director roles at WZRH-FM, KKND-FM and WRKN-FM. 

David Heim
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