The company has promoted seasoned sports talk radio programmer and producer Jeremiah Crowe to Program Director for both stations, rising from his previous role as Program Director of KNBR 1050 (KTCT) and Assistant Program Director of KNBR 680.
Crowe was previously at ESPN in Bristol, CT, and served as the producer of Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, SportsNation, NFL Countdown to Kickoff, College Gameday, RaceDay, and Fantasy Focus on ESPN Radio. Prior to joining Cumulus last year, he was the Assistant Program Director of KGMZ, 95.7 “The Game” in San Francisco.
Hammer started his career at KXRX in San Jose as a News Editor and Talk Show Producer, and then served KCBS in San Francisco as a News Editor for 16 years, before joining KNBR and KTCT. He has also produced and engineered Stanford football and San Francisco Giants baseball, and produced Oakland Raiders football and San Francisco 49ers football.
Wittmayer added: “As VP, Sports Play-by-Play Programming for Cumulus Media-San Francisco, Lee Hammer is a major asset to our senior leadership team. This appointment reflects our continued investment in KNBR, with an enhanced focus on our play-by-play partners, the Giants and the 49ers, and our commitment to bringing the very best play-by-play programming to Bay Area sports fans.”
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Hammer said: “The relationships we have with our play-by-play partners, the Giants and the 49ers, are key components to the overall success of KNBR. This new role will allow me to devote more time to enhance and expand these key partnerships, resulting in increased value for our listeners and our clients.”