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Matt Malone Joins X105.1 Kansas City

X105.1 102.5 The Underground 105.1 Jack-FM KCJK Kansas City CumulusCumulus Alternative “X105.1” KCJK Kansas City has hired its first on-air staffer.

Matt Malone, most recently with the now defunctNew Rock 107.3” KURQ San Luis Obispo will serve as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Host at KCJK. It is a return to Cumulus for Malone, who interned and later served as a Producer and Programming Assistant at Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago.

Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed programming professional and on-air talent Matt Malone as Assistant Program Director and Monday-Friday 3PM-7PM Afternoon Drive Host for Kansas City’s Alternative station X105.1/KCJK-FM. The appointment is effective immediately.

Malone joins X105.1 from KURQ-FM in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he was Assistant Program Director and On-Air Personality. Prior to that, he was based in Chicago as Corporate Programming Assistant for Cumulus Media, and was Assistant Program Director for WLS-FM. Malone was also on-air at WLUM-FM/FM 102.1 in Milwaukee. He holds a B.A. degree in Radio Broadcasting from Columbia College in Chicago.

Donna Baker, Midwest Regional Vice President, Cumulus Media, said: “Matt’s passion for and extensive knowledge of the alternative format and his connection to listeners are the ideal fit for X105. OM Lance Tidwell and I are thrilled to welcome Matt back to Cumulus and the tremendous opportunity ahead for Matt and the X105 team. “

Malone said: “There are no words to cover how excited I am to get back with Cumulus and build this new Alternative brand at X105.1 in Kansas City. The opportunity to join a team along with Troy Hanson, Lance Tidwell, Lauren O’Neil, Dan Stone, and rejoin Donna Baker is a dream come true. I’m beyond ready to help make something special happen.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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