Krystal Pino Joins 97.5 The Vibe

Cumulus Media Classic Hip Hop “97.5 The Vibe” KSZR Oro Valley/Tucson has announced the addition of Krystal Pino as afternoon host.

Pino previously worked at Rhythmic Oldies “106.3 The Groove” KTGV as APD/MD and stints in mornings and afternoons. She has also worked in the Tucson market at Rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.3” KOHT and Alternative 92.1 KFMA as well as at KYGO and KDHT/KJHM Denver and KILO-FM Colorado Springs.

CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed radio personality Krystal Pino as On-Air Host, Midday Drive, for Cumulus Tucson Classic Hip Hop station 97.5 The Vibe/KSZR-FM. Pino’s broadcasting career has spanned nearly two decades, and she has been heard on stations across Arizona and Colorado. Pino debuts today on 97.5 The Vibe and will be heard Monday through Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Pino holds a B.S. in Mass Communication from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She is also a stand-up comic, and has opened for names like Paul Mooney and Felipe Esparza. Pino also hosts a weekly lifestyle and entertainment Vlogcast called Candidly Krystal with Crystal Stark. The Vlogcast supports local and highlighting entertainers who have been grounded due to the pandemic and airs weekly on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Live. Pino is a Silver Mic recipient, receiving the prestigious award from Colorado State University-Pueblo in May of 2005. She worked as a Girls Inc. Ambassador for Girls Inc. Denver from 2010-2012 and hosted the “Miracle Party: A Magical Night for Kids with Cancer” from 2010-2015.

Buzz Jackson, Program Director, 97.5 The Vibe/KSZR-FM, said: “We’ve wanted Krystal to be a part of the Vibe team for a long time, and we’re lucky that all the right stars and planets finally aligned so we could get it done!”

Krystal Pino remarked: “I am excited to be back under the Cumulus umbrella, as my time at Westwood One was among my favorite! Buzz is a great PD and has always been someone in the industry I trust and admire. I have missed my Tucson listeners and cannot wait to find a vibe in middays for 97.5! I hope you’ll join me Monday through Saturday, 10am-2pm.“

CUMULUS MEDIA owns and operates five radio stations in Tucson, including: 97.5 The Vibe/KSZR-FM (Classic Hip Hop); KiiM-FM 99.5/KIIM-FM (Country); K-HIT 107.5/KHYT-FM (Classic Hits); Wildcats Radio1290/KCUB-AM (Sports); 1400 KTUC/KTUC-AM (Adult Standards).

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