CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Robert “Woody” Nelson as Midday Host for 92KQRS, Minnesota’s Classic Rock station, and Creative Imaging Director for 92KQRS and Rock station 93X/KXXR-FM. Nelson debuts on 92KQRS on Monday, September 13, 2021, and will be heard Monday through Friday from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Nelson was previously Production Director and Night Host for Cumulus sister station 93X/KXXR-FM, where he served as Production Director and Night Host from 2011-2020. He also created and hosts several successful podcasts and has worked in commercial voiceover for more than a decade, including a stint as the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy Giggle in Canada. Nelson holds a B.A. in English from The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
James Kurdziel, Regional Vice President, Content and Programming, CUMULUS MEDIA, and Program Director, 92KQRS, said: “We have a vision for KQ now and into the future. Woody fulfills this vision. His skillset, talent and market equity make him the obvious choice as we continue to evolve Minnesota’s Classic Rock station, 92KQRS.”
Derek Madden, Program Director, 93X, commented: “Woody has been an integral part of the culture and vibe at 93X for many years, and I’m thrilled that he’s going to be using his unique talent to continue to help us craft our sound and vision. It’s a great day in our building.”
Robert “Woody” Nelson remarked: “This is probably how Shaq felt when he went to the Lakers! KQRS is a legendary radio station. I am privileged to join a whole team of hall of famers and excited to return to work with all my talented friends at Cumulus Minneapolis.”