CUMULUS MEDIA announces that its Kansas City Classic Hits station 94.9 KCMO-FM was named Station of the Year at the annual KC Media Mix Awards on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Also honored was 94.9 KCMO Morning Host Kelly Urich, who received the KC Media Mix Award for Personality of the Year, and Cumulus Kansas City’s Teresa Stanton received the KC Media Mix Award for Account Executive of the Year.
The annual awards are presented by Media Mix, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and supporting advertising and media professionals in the Greater Kansas City community. Honorees are nominated by those in media and voted on by members of the organization. The awards were presented at the KC Media Mix Banquet at The Guild in Kansas City.
Kelly Urich has spent much of his legendary 30+ years in radio giving back to the Kansas City community. An avid cyclist, he biked 1,200 miles from Phoenix, AZ, to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to raise money for Children’s Mercy Hospital. This year marks his 22nd year to ride in the MS 150, generating thousands of dollars in donations in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Urich spends hours preparing for the 94.9 morning show with his co-host, Mackenzie. His passion and positivity are infectious both on and off the air. He is a master at the art of entertaining, an inspiration to dozens of broadcasters, thousands of listeners, and an untold number of friends.
Teresa Stanton brings over 30 years’ experience in media sales to her role as Senior Account Executive, Cumulus Kansas City. Stanton began her successful sales career in 1986 at KKJO-FM in St. Joseph, MO, and went on to hold sales executive positions at KQTV in St. Joseph, KPRS-FM in Kansas City, and at Carter Broadcast Group, where she was Co-National Sales Manager. She joined Cumulus Kansas City in 2019.
Donna Baker, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Kansas City, said: “94.9 KCMO is the soundtrack of Kansas City. Congratulations to Jim Fox, Operations Manager and our passionate and incredibly talented team.”
CUMULUS MEDIA owns and operates seven radio stations in Kansas City, including: 101 The Fox/KCFX-FM (Classic Rock); 94.9 KCMO-FM (Classic Hits); 95.7 The Vibe/KCHZ-FM (CHR); KCMO Talk Radio/103.7FM and 710AM (News Talk); 107.3/KMJK-FM (Urban); 105.1 The X/KCJK-FM; (Rock) and JACK FM/KCMO-HD2 (Adult Hits).