Cumulus Media News/Talk 710 KCMO/103.7 K279BI Kansas City has appointed Pete Mundo as its new APD/Morning Host filling the opening created by Greg Knapp’s exit in November. Mundo most recently worked in New York where he spent time as a freelance anchor for CBS Sports Radio, WCBS, WFAN, and Fox News Radio. He also served as a play-by-play host for Wagner College football and women’s basketball. He has also worked as News & Sports Director for Omni Media Group in Woodward OK and operates HeartlandCollegeSports.com dedicated to the Big 12 Conference. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed news/talk anchor Pete Mundo as Assistant Program Director and On-Air Host, Mornings, for News Talk 103.7-710 KCMO in Kansas City, MO. Mundo debuts today on KCMO and his morning show ...[Read More]
Cumulus Media has announced new on-air lineups for three of its Kansas City stations. Urban AC “Magic 107.3” KMJK North Kansas City has replaced the syndicated Tom Joyner morning show with Steve Harvey. Classic Hits 94.9 KCMO-FM Shawnee places Operations Manager Lance Tidwell in middays replacing Renee Drake, who remains morning co-host. Steve-O joins the station for afternoons from sister Variety Hits “102.5 Jack-FM” K273BZ/KCJK-HD2. News/Talk 710 KCMO/103.7 K279BI rolls out a more locally based lineup. Greg Knapp returns to the station for mornings from 6-9am replacing Rob Carson. Tom Becka remains in the 9-11am slot, while the newly syndicated Chris Plante is added from 11am-1pm. Plante previously was heard in the 9-11am slot prior to Becka’s addition in Ma...[Read More]
Longtime Omaha talk personality Tom Becka is joining Cumulus Talk 710 KCMO/103.7 K279BI Kansas City for a 10am-12pm daily show. Becka, who most recently worked at NRG Media Talk 1290 KOIL Omaha, will take the slot currently filled by Mike Ferguson, who will move to 12-1pm. KCMO will also move Dave Ramsey from 12-2pm to a 1-4pm clearance, while Michael Savage moves from 2-4pm to 4-6pm. Exiting KCMO is local afternoon host Greg Knapp. Knapp joined the station as morning host in 2011 and moved to afternoons at the beginning of 2015. Cumulus Media announces that it will debut a new weekday on-air line-up today on KCMO FM 103.7 and AM 710 in Kansas City. Rob Carson of KCMO’s popular “Carson in the Morning” kicks off the day for talk radio listeners from 6AM-10AM, and tees up KCMO’s new midday s...[Read More]
Cumulus Media has hired Lance Tidwell to serve as Operations Manager of their Kansas City cluster and PD of Talk 710 KCMO/103.7 K279BI. Tidwell recently exited his position as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia San Antonio following the elimination of his position. Despite most of his career being spent in Country formats, Cumulus does not have a Country station in Kansas City. Cumulus Media announces that it has named 21-year radio programming professional Lance Tidwell as Cluster Operations Manager of Cumulus Media-Kansas City’s seven-station cluster and Chiefs Radio Network. He will also be the Program Director for KCMO Talk Radio 710/103.7. Cumulus Media-Kansas City owns and operates: 101 The Fox (KCFX-FM), 94.9 KCMO, 105.1 JACK FM (KCJK-FM), 95.7 The Vibe (KCHZ-FM), Magic 107.3 (KMJK-FM)...[Read More]
Cumulus News/Talk 710 KCMO/103.7 K279BI Kansas City is debuting a new lineup on Monday, February 2. A pair of hosts, Rob Carson and Chris Plante will join KCMO from Washington, DC. Carson will take over the KCMO morning show from 5-9am. He has spent the majority of his career in Hot AC, where he hosted mornings and afternoons at KSTP-FM Minneapolis, WVMX Cincinnati, and WRQX Washington before segueing to Talk at WMAL Washington. Carson currently also hosts the 12-3pm segment of Envision Radio Networks’ “America Weekend”. Chris Plante will join KCMO for the 9am-12pm slot, a timeslot he currently holds on 630/105.9 WMAL Washington. Plante spent 17 years at CNN, mostly serving as their Pentagon correspondent. The additions of Carson and Plante will enable Greg Knapp to move ...[Read More]
With Sean Hannity set to depart all Cumulus owned stations at the end of the year and Michael Savage moving into afternoon drive on most of their Conservative Talk stations, will Cumulus pull the plug on Hannity early? After wiping Hannity’s name off their station sites earlier this month, a few of Cumulus’ stations are now showing Savage in the 3-6pm eastern timeslot. The station sites include those of 770 WABC New York, 820 WBAP Dallas, 710/103.7 KCMO Kansas City, and 1440 WLWI Montgomery. Other stations like 630/105.9 WMAL Washington continue to show “WMAL Talk” in the daypart on their schedule. WBAP’s bio of Savage was posted on their website at 2:26pm this afternoon. New York and Dallas are the two markets where Clear Channel has already lined up a new af...[Read More]
While it has been an unstated fact for the past several weeks, Premiere Radio Networks and Sean Hannity have confirmed they will not be reupping with their current Cumulus owned affiliates at the end of the year. Telling InsideRadio that, “We fired them weeks ago,” the move coincides with Cumulus resigning Rush Limbaugh for all their affiliates except in New York. Hannity will make the move to Clear Channel’s 710 WOR along with Limbaugh and could easily make the same move to 910 KKSF San Francisco from Cumulus’ 560 KSFO that Rush made in January 2012. Among the other stations that will be losing Hannity are 790 KABC Los Angeles, 890 WLS Chicago, 820/96.7 WBAP Dallas, 630/105.9 WMAL Washington, 760 WJR Detroit, and 710/103.7 KCMO Kansas City. Michael Savage has comme...[Read More]
Cumulus News/Talk 710 KCMO Kansas City has begun simulcasting on 103.7 K279BI giving it an FM signal in the market.The move displaces Active Rock “103.7 The Dam” after a little over two years in the format. Along with the addition of the FM simulcast comes a modified programming lineup. Dave Ramsey moves from 11am-2pm to 9am-11am to make room for the addition of Mike Huckabee live from 11am to 2pm. Laura Ingraham moves from 9-11 to 8-10pm followed by two more hours of Ramsey in place of John Batchelor. KCMO follows Entercom’s 980 KMBZ which moved to the full powered 98.1 last year.