“The Kim Komando Show” to Debut This Friday in New One-Hour Program Produced Exclusively for Cumulus Media’s WLS-AM 890


CHICAGO, IL, March 21, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it will bring The Kim Komando Show to Chicago radio listeners and consumer technology fans Friday nights from 7:00pm-8:00pm on WLS-AM 890. Hosted by Kim Komando, one of America’s most successful radio hosts and web entrepreneurs and a recent inductee into Chicago’s national Radio Hall of Fame, the new one-hour program is produced exclusively for WLS-AM 890 and debuts on Friday, March 25th. The WLS-AM 890 edition of The Kim Komando Show will showcase the latest news and insights in digital-lifestyle and technology that helps improve the daily lives of Chicagoland listeners. Komando’s award-winning nationally syndicated three-hour weekend show is also heard on WLS-AM 890 every Saturday and Sunday night from 9:00pm-Midnight.

Stephanie Tichenor, Program Director, WLS-AM 890, said: “We are thrilled to have more of Radio Hall of Famer Kim Komando on the Big 89. For over 25 years, Kim has been part of the WLS-AM family, providing our listeners with the latest tech news. Now she brings that experience to Friday nights at WLS, where listeners will learn more about why tech matters.” 

Kim Komando commented: “People have different interests — politics, cars, cooking — you name it. But there is one thing that affects us all and that’s tech. It’s hard to navigate Big Tech taking our privacy along with the hackers, scammers and stalkers. You can Google anything. You can’t Google trusted advice and that’s why I am honored to be our nation’s premier digital expert. I’m thrilled that WLS sees my show worthy for the Friday schedule. Tech isn’t a hobby. It’s our lives.”

For more information or to stream The Kim Komando Show on WLS-AM 890 every Friday from 7:00pm-8:00pm, visit: https://www.wlsam.com/.

About KimKomando

Kim Komando is one of America’s most successful radio hosts and web entrepreneurs, and a trusted source for digital-lifestyle and technology that helps improve individuals’ daily lives. Kim was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2021. The KimKomando Show is the largest weekend radio show in the country and airs weekly across 430 stations to an estimated 6.5 million listeners. Her “Daily Tech Update” reports are heard on 389 radio stations. She also hosts a business-oriented tech show weekly on SiriusXM and has written a weekly column for USA Today for 16 years.

Kim Komando is also a star in the talk radio and podcast community. She received the Gracie Award for Outstanding Program Host in 2007, and she was named Talker magazine’s “Woman of the Year” in 2009. Additionally, she was a speaker at Fortune’s 2009 Most Powerful Woman Summit as well as nominated by Fortune one of America’s Most Powerful Women, keynote at the 2017 NAB and keynote at the 2019 NASA conference on cyber security. 

She covers everything from the latest gadgets and breaking tech news to privacy tips to help you stay safe and secure when you’re online. According to Kim, “It’s not about techies and computer troubleshooting anymore. It’s now about a lifestyle – the lifestyle of a digital age.” Her “Daily Tech Update” reports are heard around the world, and her website, Komando.com, along with her consumer-technology newsletters, and e-books reach millions of readers and listeners.

About Cumulus Media

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media 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 406 owned-and-operated radio stations across 85 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 more than 9,400 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, 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.


Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084, lisa@dollcomm.com.