Cumulus Media Promotes Adam Copeland to Program Director of San Francisco Sports Radio Stations KNBR-AM/FM, KGO-AM, and KTCT-AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 7, 2023 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has promoted Adam Copeland as Program Director for its San Francisco, CA, Sports radio stations KNBR-AM/FM, KGO-AM, and KTCT-AM. Copeland will continue in his current role on-air as part of KNBR’s afternoon drive show,  “Tolbert & Copes,” a position he has held since 2022.

Copeland joined KNBR in 2009 as an intern in the promotions department at KNBR and was later hired at KNBR as a part-time board operator. In 2017, Copeland was promoted to full-time producer of “KNBR Tonight,” was then named host of “The Leadoff Spot,” from 5am-6am, and served as producer/board operator of the “Murph and Mac Show.” In 2018 he began co-hosting the San Francisco Giants pre-game show on KNBR and then joined KNBR’s coverage of 49ers pre- and post-game shows. He has been named one of Sports Talent Agency’s Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30 and was recognized as a Future African American Leader in Radio by Radio Ink Magazine.

Larry Blumhagen, Regional Vice President//Market Manager, Cumulus San Francisco and Los Angeles, said: “We are excited to have Adam Copeland as Program Director for these iconic stations. In his active role as a KNBR on-air personality, Adam has a connection with our listeners and a unique grasp of what they want from our platforms. We believe Adam will lead these great Sports stations to new heights.”

Adam Copeland commented: “For a kid who grew up in the Bay Area listening to KNBR, being named the station’s Program Director is beyond any dream and opportunity I could’ve imagined. I could not be more excited. I want to thank Cumulus and Larry Blumhagen, as well as Dave Milner and Bruce Gilbert for their confidence in me. I started at KNBR as an in 2009, but I wouldn’t have found the love and success in the various roles I’ve held since without so many colleagues and friends who have helped me along the way. The KNBR brand has been a pillar of the Bay Area sports landscape for decades, and I look forward to providing our listeners with the most informative and entertaining content that best represents us, Bay Area sports fans. I can’t wait to get started.”

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 403 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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