Cumulus Media has announced that it has appointed radio programming professional and on-air personality Rex Long as Program Director and On-Air Talent for CHR KKMG (98.9 Magic FM) in Colorado Springs, CO. Long joins 98.9 Magic FM from Cumulus Media-Montgomery, AL, where he has been Program Director for the past seven years at CHR station WHHY (Y-102). He was also Program Director for Cumulus CHR station KCDD in Abilene, TX. Long started his radio career in Dallas, TX, as On-Air Talent and Program Producer at KHKS (Kiss-FM). The appointment is effective Monday, June 26, 2017.
Bobby Irwin, Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Colorado Springs, said: “There were dozens of remarkable candidates for the position, and Rex stood out as so positive and creative, with the leadership qualities that a station the size of Magic FM deserves.”
Long said: “For the longest time, I’ve wanted to be a part of 98.9 Magic FM. Thanks to Bobby Irwin, Scott Jones, Cat Thomas, Doug Hamand and Mike McVay, it’s now a dream come true! I am humbled to be part of a team where we can all grow together and I look forward to building on this amazing brand in The Springs!”