Cumulus Media Appoints Award-Winning Sports Journalist David Kelly as Program Director, Wildcats Radio 1290/KCUB-AM in Tucson

Kelly Will Also Host Afternoon Drive on Wildcats Radio 1290 Beginning Monday, June 12th

TUCSON, AZ – April 10, 2023— Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed award-winning Sports broadcaster David Kelly as Program Director, Wildcats Radio 1290/KCUB-AM in Tucson. Kelly will also be heard on-air as Host, Afternoon Drive, Wildcats Radio 1290, weekdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm, beginning Monday, June 12, 2023.

Kelly joins Cumulus Media and Wildcats Radio 1290 from KVOA-TV in Tucson, where he was Sports Anchor/Reporter. Prior to that, Kelly was Sports Anchor/Reporter for Tucson’s KMSB/KOLD-TV and was a radio network Anchor and Play-By-Play announcer with IMG College at the University of Arizona. His more than 20-year career in Sports Radio has included roles as Sports Director, Play-By-Play Announcer, Producer, and Sports Anchor/Reporter in markets including Memphis, TN, Cleveland, OH, and Bakersfield, CA.

Kelly has garnered five Associated Press first place honors for his work in radio and has been honored as Ohio’s Best Sports Broadcaster (Major Market) and for Best Regularly Scheduled Sportscast and Best Spot News. He holds a B.A. degree in Sports Information/Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California.

Herb Crowe, Operations Manager, Cumulus Tucson, said: “I couldn’t be happier to welcome David to the Cumulus family. His experience covering all of the University of Arizona athletic programs for television, combined with his years of radio experience, make him the perfect person to lead Wildcats Radio 1290.”

David Kelly commented: “When I came here to Tucson 15 years ago, my hope was that I’d have the chance at some point to lead coverage of the high-profile collegiate sports program at UA. The opportunity to head programming for Wildcats Radio 1290 gives me the chance to do that, as well as set the pace for delivering the best sports, news and information to our listeners in Southern Arizona.”

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