Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has promoted Chris Hoffman to Vice President of Adult Contemporary. Hoffman will continue in his role as Operations Manager for Cumulus Salt Lake City’s KUBL-FM, KBEE-FM, and KKAT-AM. As Vice President of Adult Contemporary for Cumulus Media, Hoffman will be responsible for 27 Cumulus AC-formatted radio stations, overseeing best practices, artist and label relations and company communications pertaining to the AC format
Hoffman is a 35-year radio veteran, programming stations in the AC, Classic Rock, Classic Hits and News/Talk formats. He started his career while still in high school, at the University of Colorado’s radio station. As a teenager he worked his way up at Shamrock Broadcasting’s Kool 105 (KXKL FM) in Denver, rising to Program Director in 1996. He went on to program KCMO FM in Kansas City, MO, where his team won two Marconi Awards, and took on Operations Manager and Program Director roles for Cumulus at KCMO-AM and KCFX-FM. After two years in San Francisco programming KUZX/KUFX, Hoffman moved to Salt Lake City as Operations Manager for Cumulus Media’s KUBL, KKAT and KBEE, where he also served as Program Director and Midday host.
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John Dimick, Senior Vice President Programming Operations, Cumulus Media, said: “Having the depth to recruit from within and promote someone with Chris’ abilities is another example of our commitment to having the best and brightest in Cumulus Media. This is well deserved recognition, and we are delighted to have Chris as part of the Audience and Content leadership team.”
Hoffman said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to lead our AC team at Cumulus and work with our PDs to grow our legendary group of stations. A huge thank you to EVP Brian Philips and our VPs of Programming, John Dimick, Doug Hamand and Greg Frey for this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to get started.”