Audacy Names New Brand Manager

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Audacy announced the promotion of Dan Hardee to Brand Manager of 99.5 The Mountain (KQMT-FM) in Denver, effective immediately. In this role, Hardee will oversee content strategy, talent, operations and branding for the station. He will continue to serve as the station’s afternoon show host, as well as afternoon show host for Rochester sister station 96.5 WCMF (WCMF-FM).

“We’re delighted to elevate Dan and have him lead The Mountain forward in this new role,” said John Fullam, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Denver. “Since joining us in 2016, Dan has displayed a true ability to connect with our listeners and a real understanding for what we aim to deliver on a daily basis. We look forward to watching him take this next step in his career.”

“I’ve dreamt about this day ever since my dad gave me my first FM tuner when I was seven,” said Hardee. “The Mountain is a great radio station and I’m beyond excited to be the one to keep making sure great things come out of those speakers. I want to thank the Audacy team of John Fullam, Mike Peterson, Dave Richards and Vince Richards, along with Alex DeMers for all of their guidance and wisdom on my path. I’m humbled and honored for this incredible opportunity. Let’s do some great radio!”

A Colorado native, Dan Hardee joined 99.5 The Mountain in 2016 as afternoon show host. He expanded his role to also host afternoons for Rochester sister station 96.5 WCMF (WCMF-FM) in April 2021. Hardee spent a year at Bonneville International in Denver as an on-air host for KYGO and KOSI (2015-2016) as well as for Westwood One from 2014-2015. Prior to that, he served as a production director for Wilks Broadcasting’s KIMN, KWOF, and KXKL, while also spending time with Citadel Broadcasting’s KKPK in Colorado Springs and Clear Channel in Pueblo, CO.

Listeners can tune in to 99.5 The Mountain (KQMT-FM) in Denver on air, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via TwitterFacebook and Instagram


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