Cumulus announced Blake Taylor has been promoted to PD of KMJ- 580 AM and KMJ 105.9 FM in Fresno. He has served KMJ AM/FM as morning drive news anchor and News Director and Assistant Program Director at KMJ AM/FM since 2007.
Taylor came to Fresno from Bakersfield, CA, where he was Program Director of KERN for five years. Prior to that, he was Program Director of KBTK in Albuquerque. He was also on-air host and anchor at Albuquerque’s KNML and KKOB. Taylor began his radio career at age 17 as overnight disk jockey at KZOR in Hobbs, NM. Last year, he was honored by the City of Fresno as a member of Fresno’s “40 Under 40”.
Said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus: “Blake Taylor’s news experience, digital savvy and competitive energy make him the perfect PD to bring a new generation of listeners to the legendary KMJ-AM and FM. We’re pleased that Blake continues to grow with Cumulus Media.”
Added Taylor: “I’ve served as News Director at KMJ for almost 7 years now, and we’ve experienced some amazing growth during that time. But there are many more opportunities ahead as we continue to grow our audience while maintaining our position as the go-to breaking news station in California’s Central Valley. I look forward to taking on the challenge!”