CBS Names New PDs For WQAM & KDKA-FM
Ryan Maguire is transferring from KDKA-FM to WQAM beginning on May 4 replacing Andy King. Maguire joined KDKA-FM in 2012 where he will be replaced by Jim Graci. Graci is already in the building as Program Director of sister News/Talk 1020 KDKA and will just be adding “93.7 The Fan” to his duties. To assist, PJ Kumanchik will add Executive Producer duties at KDKA-FM to his News Director/Executive Producer position on the AM.
Ryan Maguire has been named Program Director for Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM, it was announced today by Rob Morris, Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO Miami. Maguire comes to the market from CBS RADIO Pittsburgh where he has been serving as Program Director of Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan (KDKA-FM). In this new role, Maguire will oversee programming for Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM. The appointment is effective on Monday, May 4.
“Ryan is passionate about radio, competitive, a terrific strategic thinker and possesses great leadership skills,” said Morris. “We very much look forward to Ryan joining WQAM and our CBS RADIO Miami team.”
“I’m thrilled at the opportunity given to me by CBS RADIO to take this leadership role at one of the greatest heritage sports stations in America. I can’t wait to get working with our diverse and dynamic team in South Florida as we shape and build on a leading sports brand,” said Maguire.
Maguire joined CBS RADIO in November 2012 as the Program Director of Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. While at Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan, the station set ratings and revenue records in 2012 and 2013, reaching #1 P6+, and was also nominated for a National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Radio Award in 2014. Additionally, the station was twice honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. In 2011, Maguire was named to Radio Ink’s “Top Program Directors” in America list.
CBS RADIO Pittsburgh announced today that KDKA-AM Program Director Jim Graci has been assigned to also serve as Program Director for KDKA-FM, Sports Radio 93-7 The Fan. His appointment is effective on Monday, May 4.
Graci takes on the role previously held by Ryan Maguire who is transferring to a similar role at CBS RADIO’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM in Miami.
Additionally, PJ Kumanchik, News Director and Executive Producer at KDKA-AM, will also serve as Executive Producer at Sports Radio 93-7 The Fan.
Senior Vice President and CBS RADIO Pittsburgh Market Manager Michael Young said, “Jim and PJ are a strong and very competent managerial team. They have performed very well in developing and executing the programming vision of KDKA-AM. With much synergy already existing between KDKA-AM & KDKA-FM, I believe their expanding programming roles at Sports Radio 93-7 The Fan are a natural progression, and will benefit our various audiences.”
Graci, who has been the Program Director at KDKA-AM since 2012, is a veteran radio executive with over four decades of experience. In additional to his Pittsburgh programming work, Graci spent time in other major markets, including Dallas, Atlanta, and Seattle.
Kumanchik has been a dedicated and loyal KDKA-AM staff member since 1989. He began his career as a producer, and has served in various programming and management roles for more than 25 years. Kumanchik will continue to report to Graci for both radio stations.
KDKA-FM, Sports Radio 93-7 The Fan is Pittsburgh’s top-rated and only FM sports radio station, featuring 24/7 sports talk and information programs along with play-by-play of Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, University of Pittsburgh Panther Football, and University of Pittsburgh Panther Men’s Basketball.