Cumulus Debuts The New 98.3 The Vibe


Des Moines Has A New Vibe!

KWQW-FM Debuts Today As The New 98.3 The Vibe, Des Moines’ 

New Mainstream Contemporary Hit Radio Station 

CUMULUS MEDIA announces that Des Moines radio station KWQW-FM launched today as The New 98.3 The Vibe. The Mainstream Contemporary Hit Radio station is a customized hit music station that matches the young Des Moines market’s lifestyle with today’s biggest hits. KWQW-FM was previously programmed as a Classic Hip-Hop station. 

Jack Taddeo, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Des Moines, said: “Following market research, we saw a need for a Contemporary Hit Radio station that delivers continuous music and is focused on, and customized for, Des Moines. This move more properly positions KWQW in that lane and becomes accretive to our local radio group which includes Country combo NASH FM 97.3/KHKI-FM and 92.5 KJJY, and Classic Rock 95 KGGO, as well as Sports Talk 1700 The Champ/KBGG.”

Chad Taylor, Operations Manager, Cumulus Des Moines and Program Director, KWQW-FM, added:  “The New 98.3 The Vibe plays today’s hit music by artists including Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars and Maroon Five. We’re looking forward to hitting the streets, having fun and bringing our own Summer Vibe to Des Moines! We could not have done this without the support of Cumulus VP/Programming Operations, Greg Frey and VP/Contemporary Formats, Louie Diaz!” 

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