James Kurdziel

Cumulus Media appoints James Kurdziel Program Director of classic rock KQRS-FM Minneapolis (92.5). Kurdziel will continue in his role as Regional VP, Programming-Rock for the Northeastern U.S. He will also continue as Program Director/Midday Personality at rock sister WEDG Buffalo (103.3) until a successor is found. 

“We're very excited to have James take the reins of KQRS. He brings great energy, enthusiasm, perspective and experience,” VP/Market Manager Shelly Malecha Wilkes said in a release. “James has a combination of respect for this iconic brand and great zeal to make it even better.”

Kurdziel succeeds Scott Jameson, who served as OM/PD of KQRS-FM, while also overseeing rock “93X” KXXR and soft AC “Love 105” WGVX. Jameson also served as VP of Classic Rock Programming for Cumulus Media prior to exiting the company in January