Cumulus Media Taps Mike O’Reilly as New On-Air Host for 94.9 KCMO Morning Show

O’Reilly to Join Co-Host Mackenzie on 94.9 KCMO Beginning Monday, May 1st

KANSAS CITY, MO – April 26, 2023 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Mike O’Reilly as On-Air Host for the 94.9 KCMO Morning Show. O’Reilly joins Morning Co-Host, Mackenzie, on Cumulus Kansas City’s popular Classic Hits station Monday through Friday from 5:00am-10:00am, beginning Monday, May 1, 2023.

O’Reilly steps up to fill the role previously held by longtime 94.9 KCMO Morning Host Kelly Urich, who will retire this year after 33 years on Kansas City radio. O’Reilly previously served Cumulus Kansas City as Integrated Marketing & Digital Content Director for the seven-station group. O’Reilly joined Cumulus in 2015 as Program Director for 95.7 The Vibe/KCHZ-FM and 105.1 The X/KCJK-FM, after more than eight years as Program Director for 100.7 Jack FM//KFMB-FM in San Diego, CA.

Donna Baker, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Kansas City, said: “Mike is the perfect fit at the perfect time. As one of the top-rated Classic Hits stations in the country, 94.9 will remain Kansas City’s favorite for years to come.”

Doug Hamand, Vice President, Programming Operations, Cumulus Media, commented: “I am so excited about the next evolution of mornings on KCMO-FM! Mike O’Reilly is a fantastic replacement for the legendary Kelly Urich. He knows and loves Kansas City and is crazy about the music, guaranteeing a dance party every morning!”

Jim Fox, Operations Manager, Cumulus Kansas City, stated: “Mike gets the full picture. He’s sharp, resourceful, and everyone he knows likes him. His relatability, natural creative sense, and the success he’s had as a Program Director are important foundational pieces KCMO’s new morning show will grow upon.”

Mike O’Reilly, remarked: ’I could not be more excited to join my dear friend Mackenzie every morning on 94.9. Grateful to the Cumulus Media team for challenging me with this incredible opportunity. 94.9 fans- We’re going to have a whole lot of fun!”

Cumulus Media owns and operates seven radio stations in Kansas City, including: 101 The Fox/KCFX-FM (Classic Rock); 94.9 KCMO-FM (Classic Hits); 95.7 The Vibe/KCHZ-FM (CHR); KCMO Talk Radio/103.7FM and 710AM (News Talk); 107.3/KMJK-FM (Urban); 105.1 The X/KCJK-FM; (Rock) and JACK FM/KCMO-HD2 (Adult Hits).

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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 404 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

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