Cumulus Media AC “99.5 Magic-FM” KMGA Albuquerque has revamped its staff with a new morning co-host and a new Program Director/afternoon host.
Bryan Simmons took over the programming reigns at KMGA in January. Simmons is best known for the 28 years he spent at iHeartMedia AC 103.5 KOST Los Angeles and then 5 at CBS Radio Smooth AC “94.7 The Wave” KTWV. He had also been hosting for Cumulus’ Westwood One for the past four years, which will continue.
Simmons’ first move was to bring in Doug Durocher as the new morning co-host for Merideth Dunkel. Durocher most recently hosted mornings at defunct Alternative “X103.9” KCXX Riverside CA and has also worked at 105.9 KPOI Honolulu. Durocher succeeds the role previously held by Chris Fox until his exit last summer.
Cumulus Media announces that it has named Doug Durocher as Morning Co-Host with Meredith Dunkel on the Meredith & Doug Show on KMGA/99.5 Magic FM in Albuquerque, NM. The show airs weekdays from 5-9am. Durocher joins KMGA following 10 years as Morning Host on KCXX-FM in Riverside, CA, and on KPOI in Honolulu.
Veteran radio programming professional and on-air host Bryan Simmons also joins KMGA as Program Director and Host of Afternoon Drive. Simmons’ radio career spans many years in Los Angeles; most recently, with CBS Radio’s KTWV and prior to that, as longtime Afternoon Drive Host for iHeart Media’s KOST-FM. He is heard nationally on Westwood One.
Brad Hansen, FM Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Albuquerque, said: “Bryan and Doug both bring an amazing track record of success and are already having a very positive impact on Magic and the Albuquerque community.”
Durocher said: “I am overjoyed to team with Meredith Dunkel for 99.5 Magic FM’s Meredith & Doug Show. Together, we hope to completely dominate the morning ratings in Albuquerque!”
Simmons said: “I am beyond thrilled to be working with Jeff Berry, Brad Hansen and the entire team of professionals here in Albuquerque as well as Mike McVay, Emily Boldon and Greg Frey, whose guidance I’m so thankful for! I have a great airstaff anchored by a super morning team in Meredith & Doug and I know we’ll make Magic in ABQ!”