KLOS Names Keith Cunningham PD
Derek Maddon To PD At KXXR; John Lassman To Mornings At KQRS
March 3, 2015 at 10:19 AM (PT)
CUMULUS has appointed KEITH CUNNINGHAM PD for Classic Rock KLOS/LOS ANGELES; he will also be a Format Captain. Former KLOS PD DEREK MADDEN segues to the PD post at Active Rock sister KXXR/MINNEAPOLIS. He succeeds KXXR PD JOHN LASSMAN, who moves to an on-air post at The TOM BARNARD Morning Show on Classic Rock sister KQRS/MINNEAPOLIS.
CUNNINGHAM joins CUMULUS from iHEARTMEDIA, where he was VP/Programming for iHEART's seven-station cluster in SEATTLE. Prior to that, he was a Broadcast Media Consultant for JACOBS MEDIA, where he supported and consulted with more than 20 radio stations from across the country. CUNNINGHAM also has extensive experience as an on-air talent coach, working with talent across all formats. In addition, he previously held posts for iHEARTMEDIA in LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, SAN JOSE and DENVER.
"KEITH is the latest great programming mind to join CUMULUS," CUMULUS SVP/Programming MIKE MCVAY said, "We're excited at the opportunities created by DEREK's promotion and KEITH's arrival."
"When my parents told me I could do anything I wanted in life; I thought that was just parental B.S. I guess I was wrong," CUNNINGHAM said, "Cranking classic Rock all day at the legendary KLOS and helping other great CUMULUS brands IS my dream job. Thanks to JOHN DICKEY, MIKE MCVAY, TROY HANSON, VAL GARRIS and PAUL ANDERSON for clearing the path."
"I'm really proud of the work our team has done at KLOS, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to program another of AMERICA's greatest and most influential Rock stations," MADDEN said, "Thanks to MIKE MCVAY, TROY HANSON, SCOTT JAMESON, SHELLY WILKES and JOHN DICKEY for helping to create a path forward that worked for both stations. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I'm off to buy a very warm coat."
"JOHN LASSMAN has a rich MINNEAPOLIS heritage and understanding of KQRS going back to the early '90s," CUMULUS/MINNEAPOLIS OM SCOTT JAMESON said. "His tremendous work ethic and deep local connections will only help the legacy of the KQ Morning Show grow further."