For Immediate Release
June 6, 2012
1320 KFAN welcomes back new Program Director – Kevin Graham
Kevin Graham is no stranger to Utah Sports Radio. One of the original architects of 1320 KFAN in 1996, Kevin returns to rebuild the heritage sports talker into the dominant sports radio station in the market. After leaving KFAN Kevin went on to a successful programming career assembling and building sports stations in Columbus, ESPN Radio Pittsburgh and New York City, as well as Detroit before returning to Salt Lake to host the highly popular Monson and Graham afternoon show for five years on the old 1280 The Zone. In 2010 Kevin moved to Phoenix to program Sports Radio 620 KTAR and then left to start his own sports digital and sports radio consulting company. He is married to his wife of 18 years Amy and has 12 year old twin daughters Madie and Josie.
Kevin commented on his new position saying:
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to come back to Utah and work with a phenomenal radio company in Cumulus and join a highly creative and energetic staff that has been assembled by Market Manager, Todd Larsen. Some of the best years of my life have been spent in Utah so it truly feels like a homecoming. It’s an honor to be able to once again assemble a sports station truly dedicated to the passionate fans along the Wasatch Front.”
“Kevin is the right guy for the direction we are taking KFAN. I was stoked he would consider returning to the market. He brings a young fresh perspective to sports in Utah. With Kevin’s experience, there isn’t a better sports PD out there”. Todd Larsen GM of Cumulus Salt Lake, stated.
Cumulus Media locally operates Country KUBL-FM (93.3), Adult Contemporary KBEE-FM (98.7), Utah’s New Alternative KENZ-FM (101.9), Rock KBER-FM (101.1) Z Rock KHTB-FM (94.9), The Big Talker KKAT-AM (860), 1230KJQS (1230AM), 1320KFAN (1320AM) The Sports Leader.
Cumulus is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States with 570 stations in 120 U.S. cities and a fully-distributed network serving over 4,500 affiliates nationwide. Our radio and digital brands target numerous large and demographically-distinct audiences in each of these markets. Cumulus strives to create the next generation radio broadcasting enterprise based on great people and technological excellence that will provide high quality, local programming choices for listeners, targeted audiences with disposable income and buying preferences for its advertisers, challenging career environments for its employees, and value opportunities for its shareholders.