Cumulus Media has appointed Joel Weiss as APD/MD of Modern Rock KCJK (X105.1) and CHR KCHZ (95-7 The Vibe)/Kansas City. Weiss, previously of WBOS/Boston, has 20 years of multi-market experience, including on-air, music strategy, consulting, programming and research analysis. He will also serve as night host on X105.1 from 8pm–midnight, following The Afentra Show.
Mike O’Reilly, PD of KCJK & KCHZ, said, “The timing of being able to integrate Joel into our X and Vibe brands is truly remarkable. It’s not every day you find such a creative, talented programming vet with Joel’s unique skill set and unanimous favor in the industry.”
Weiss said, “From my first conversations with Mike McVay and Troy Hanson, through my visit to KC, this felt like a unique opportunity to work with amazing people. I’m so psyched to join the Cumulus family … and also to watch Patrick Mahomes play football every week this fall!”
Donna Baker, RVP, Cumulus Midwest Region, added, “The talented programming teams led by Mike O’Reilly have grown both of these important brands exponentially in Kansas City. Joel’s experience as a strategist with a proven record of winning is exactly the partner these teams can count on to further growth for the long-term.”