Kaufman Will Continue as Program Director of Sports/Talk Station XTRA Sports 1300/KCSF-AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, March 8, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has promoted Ryan Kaufman to Program Director of News/Talk radio station AM 740 KVOR in Colorado Springs, CO. Kaufman maintains his position as Program Director of Sports/Talk station XTRA Sports 1300/KCSF-AM. He joined Cumulus Colorado Springs in 2015 as a Producer for XTRA Sports 1300/KCSF-AM and for AM 740 KVOR.
Kaufman replaces Bobby Irwin as the Program Director of AM 740 KVOR. Irwin will continue in his position as Operations Manager of the Cumulus Colorado Springs station group, as well as in his Program Director positions for 98.1 KKFM-FM (Classic Rock) and 92.9 Peak FM/KKPK-FM (Adult Contemporary).
Scott Jones, Vice President/Market Manager, said: “This is a well-deserved opportunity for Ryan. He’s a rising star in our business and you won’t find anyone more dedicated to and passionate about his trade. Ryan’s instincts are spot on and when you combine that with his tremendous work ethic, you achieve great results. I’m excited for us, for Ryan, and especially, for our listeners.”
Bobby Irwin, Operations Manager, Cumulus Colorado Springs, remarked: “Ryan is a quiet giant in our building. Through his focus and hard work, VP/Market Manager Scott Jones and I believe Ryan has earned the chance to take the lead on KVOR and continue the momentum of our premiere News/Talk brand.”
Kaufman commented: “Taking over a heritage station like KVOR is an amazing opportunity. Whether it’s Sports or News/Talk, the most important thing is the ability to engage in a conversation with the listener, talking about the issues that matter to them and keeping them informed. KVOR has been leading that conversation in Southern Colorado for decades with thought-provoking hosts and unrivaled news coverage. I look forward to working alongside News Director Jim Arthur to not just maintain that standard but exceed it.”
He added: “I want to thank Bob Walker and Doug Hamand for their support. They continue to foster an environment inside Cumulus that empowers programmers like me to grow in their careers. And I would not be where I am without the leadership of Scott Jones and Bobby Irwin. They have been vocal advocates of mine while challenging me every day to be a better programmer and host.”
For more information or to stream KVOR, visit: https://www.kvor.com/.
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 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 more than 9,500 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.