Cumulus’ PD Rewind: Swanson Returns To Legendary AMs


From 1994 through 2011, Jack Swanson commanded as PD two of the nation’s most successful spoken-word radio stations: KGO-AM 810 and KSFO-AM 560.

Swanson had been associated with KGO since 1983, and on Oct. 14, 2011 notified station staff via an e-mail that he was exiting KGO and KSFO. His plan? Swanson said he was “heading for some small island very far away to rest, and think and reinvent.”

Siesta time is over, after a stint at a KGO crosstown rival. Swanson is back home, on the third floor of 750 Battery Street in San Francisco.

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