SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 12, 2021 – Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Kevin Graham as Program Director of Bay Area Sports/Talk radio station KNBR 104.5FM / 680AM The Sports Leader. Graham joins Cumulus San Francisco from Cumulus Dallas, where he was Program Director for News/Talk stations WBAP-AM and KLIF-AM.
Graham brings deep experience in Sports radio programming to KNBR, and was previously Brand Manager for Entercom/Audacy’s WEEI Sports Network in Boston, MA, and Program Director/Afternoon Sports Talk Host for Cumulus Media’s Sports/Talk station KFNZ-AM in Salt Lake City, UT. He has also served as Program Director for ESPN Sports Radio stations in New York and Pittsburgh, PA, and has programmed Sports radio stations in Detroit, Phoenix and Columbus, OH. Graham has been voted one of the top 3 best Sports Radio Programming minds in the country by Jason Barrett Media readers and in 2020, was named one of the Top 50 Program Directors in America by Radio Ink magazine.
Larry Blumhagen, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus San Francisco, said: “Kevin brings extensive experience and a history of successes in spoken word formats, from News to Sports. I’m confident that his proven track record in programming along with his collaborative approach will be a winning combination for the San Francisco market.”
Kevin Graham commented: “I am humbled to go from legendary News/Talk stations WBAP/KLIF to KNBR, one of the best Sports radio brands in the country. I am very grateful to continue to work for Cumulus and Larry Blumhagen and the great KNBR Team, and thank Dave Milner, Brian Philips and Bruce Gilbert for their confidence in me. It was an absolute honor to be able to work with and learn from Dan Bennett, one of the best market managers in radio, and the talented Cumulus Dallas team. While the last five years were some of the most rewarding in my career, I am excited to return to my roots and be back in Sports radio!”
For more information, visit: www.knbr.com.
About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 415 owned-and-operated stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 7,300 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.
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