Cumulus Media Urban AC “Magic 107.3” KMJK North Kansas City MO has hired Kenny J as its new Program Director/Midday host.
Kenny joins Cumulus from Kennelwood Radio Urban “94.5 The Beat” KWBT Waco TX where he served as VP/Programming for the past four months. He has also served as APD/MD for Radio One’s Urban AC “Old School 94.5” and later Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 94.5” KSOC in the Dallas market and worked on air in West Palm Beach, Indianapolis, and Tulsa.
He fills the opening created by Maurice DeVoe’s move to iHeartMedia St. Louis in May.
Cumulus Media announces that it has named Kenny J as Program Director for KMJK Magic 107.3, Kansas City’s Best Mix of R&B. Kenny J will also host the Midday show on KMJK Magic 107.3, airing weekdays from 10am-2pm. He joins KMJK Magic 107.3 from 94.5 The Beat in Waco, TX, where he was Vice President of Programming. Prior to that, he was Music Director and Assistant Program Director for Classic Hip-Hop station KSOC-FM (Old School 94.5) in Dallas, TX, with previous career stops at stations in West Palm Beach, Indianapolis, and Tulsa.
Donna Baker, Midwest Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Kansas City, said: “When we interviewed Kenny J to join the team of talented programmers in Kansas City, his passion and enthusiasm lit up the room! He’s not only a specialist in the format, his vision for connecting with the Magic 107.3 family of listeners will continue to set this great station apart as a favorite adult station in Kansas City.”
Lance Tidwell, Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Kansas City, said: “We are excited to have Kenny at the helm of Magic 107.3 in Kansas City. The station is poised for significant growth and will benefit from Kenny’s leadership and deep knowledge of the Urban AC format.”
Kenny J said: “I’m extremely grateful to have this opportunity to lead in KC and to work with an already winning staff. I would like to thank Lance Tidwell, Donna Baker, Doug Hamand, Ken Johnson and Mike McVay for their confidence and support and can’t wait to get started.”