Kevin Graham Moves From WBAP/KLIF To KNBR As Program Director

Cumulus Media Sports 680 KNBR/104.5 KNBR-FM San Francisco has filled its Program Director vacancy with the transfer of Kevin Graham from the company’s News/Talk 820 WBAP Fort Worth and Conservative Talk 570 KLIF Dallas.

Graham has programmed the Dallas duo since November 2016. He previously spent his entire programming career in Sports formats with stints programming 93.7 WEEI Boston, 1050 WEPN New York, 620 KTAR Phoenix, 1270 WXYT Detroit, and 1320 KFNZ Salt Lake City. During his stint at WEEI, Graham was also Sports Format Captain for Entercom.

Jeremiah Crowe, who has programmed KNBR since 2017 is departing to relocate to Las Vegas.

CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed Kevin Graham as Program Director of Bay Area Sports/Talk radio station KNBR 104.5FM / 680AM The Sports Leader. Graham joins Cumulus San Francisco from Cumulus Dallas, where he was Program Director for News/Talk stations WBAP-AM and KLIF-AM.

Graham brings deep experience in Sports radio programming to KNBR, and was previously Brand Manager for Entercom/Audacy’s WEEI Sports Network in Boston, MA, and Program Director/Afternoon Sports Talk Host for CUMULUS MEDIA’s Sports/Talk station KFNZ-AM in Salt Lake City, UT. He has also served as Program Director for ESPN Sports Radio stations in New York and Pittsburgh, PA, and has programmed Sports radio stations in Detroit, Phoenix and Columbus, OH. Graham has been voted one of the top 3 best Sports Radio Programming minds in the country by Jason Barrett Media readers and in 2020, was named one of the Top 50 Program Directors in America by Radio Ink magazine.

Larry Blumhagen, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus San Francisco, said: “Kevin brings extensive experience and a history of successes in spoken word formats, from News to Sports. I’m confident that his proven track record in programming along with his collaborative approach will be a winning combination for the San Francisco market.”

Kevin Graham commented: “I am humbled to go from legendary News/Talk stations WBAP/KLIF to KNBR, one of the best Sports radio brands in the country. I am very grateful to continue to work for Cumulus and Larry Blumhagen and the great KNBR Team, and thank Dave Milner, Brian Philips and Bruce Gilbert for their confidence in me. It was an absolute honor to be able to work with and learn from Dan Bennett, one of the best market managers in radio, and the talented Cumulus Dallas team. While the last five years were some of the most rewarding in my career, I am excited to return to my roots and be back in Sports radio!”  

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