Cumulus Taps Jon Lurie As PD Of KMGA
March 2, 2015 at 4:11 AM (PT)
CUMULUS AC KMGA (99.5 MAGIC FM)/ALBUQUERQUE has named JON LURIE as PD. This marks a return to the SOUTHWEST for LURIE, who previously programmed CUMULUS’ TUCSON stations for more than 10 years. Prior to that, he had stops at KMLE/PHOENIX and WQIK/JACKSONVILLE.
VP/Market Manager JEFF BERRY said, “We are so excited to have JON join our team. He has the experience, knowledge and track record to take KMGA to new heights.”
FM OM KRIS ABRAMS added, “JON understands a heritage brand like KMGA and approaches it with a fresh perspective.”
VP/Stratus Music Programming and Corporate PD EMILY BOLDON said, “We are excited to welcome JON to our CUMULUS programming team in ALBUQUERQUE. KMGA is a fantastic heritage station, and I have faith that, in JON’s experienced and capable hands, MAGIC will continue to grow and succeed.”
LURIE said, "I'm very happy and excited to be joining CUMULUS in ALBUQUERQUE and working with MIKE MCVAY, EMILY BOLDON, JEFF BERRY, KRIS ABRAMS and the rest of the team. We're gonna make some 'MAGIC' in THE DUKE CITY!"
LURIE’s first day with KMGA will be MARCH 16th. In addition to programming the station, he will be on the air daily using the name “JON ALLEN."