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Steve Gorman Takes Over Morning Show Hosting Duties at KQRS, Minneapolis

Founding member of rock group The Black Crows, Steve Gorman, is joining Cumulus Media to take over the heavily talk-driven morning show hosting duties from retiring Twin Cities legend Tom Barnard on classic rock KQRS-FM, Minneapolis. Gorman started his radio career in 2011 as host of “Steve Gorman SPORTS!” on Cromwell Media Group’s WPRT-FM, Nashville “102.5 The Game” in 2011. That show was eventually syndicated by FOX Sports Radio. He currently hosts the Westwood One-syndicated rock evening show “Steve Gorman Rocks!” and will continue in that role. Gorman began his KQRS-FM duties this morning (1/9) and will relocate to the Twin Cities. Cumulus Minneapolis VP and market manager Shelly Malecha Wilkes tells TALKERS, “We are very excited that Steve has decided to join the ‘KQ Morning Show.’ Steve is intelligent, authentic, funny – everything we were looking for and more. I am very much looking forward to our next chapter.” KQRS program director and Cumulus VP of classic rock James Kurdziel adds, “When looking for someone to drive ‘The KQ Morning Show,’ we needed a big personality with quick wits, brilliant storytelling, strong work ethic, will to win and most importantly, someone who wants to be a part of our community. We found all those things in Steve Gorman. Adding him to our established team of [Brian] Zepp, Tony [Lee] and Candice [Wheeler] makes our show energetic, dynamic, topical, and all about Minnesota. We’re fortunate to have landed our big fish.”