Kyle Cunningham has been named GM of KRCC in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cunningham has held the position on an interim basis since January.
Cunningham joined KRCC in 2016 as membership manager. In his GM role, he succeeds Tammy Terwelp, who left the station in January to become executive director of Aspen Public Radio.
“I am truly honored to serve as 91.5 KRCC’s next general manager,” Cunningham said in a press release Friday. “My pledge is to further strengthen KRCC and cement its role permanently as the region’s source for news, music and NPR programming. I believe Southern Colorado deserves a public radio station that meets listeners and members where they are, shines a spotlight on our vibrant news, music, arts and culture scene, and tells the stories that highlight our unique region.”
Cunningham started in public media as a student at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he worked as a membership assistant at KOSU. After graduating, he was promoted to a full-time membership position.
“While at KRCC, Cunningham has built a strong membership program that has continuously broken records, cultivated a new Summit Club giving level, enhanced engagement with members and listeners by hosting events to meet reporters and editors, ‘star parties’ for fans of the ‘Looking Up’ astronomy segments and a major event featuring national ‘Morning Edition’ host David Greene,” the release said.
“It was clear that Kyle was the right person to lead our growing NPR-member station,” said Jane Turnis, Colorado College’s VP for communications. “He brings a commitment to listeners and community, strategic vision, track record in building an outstanding membership program, great leadership, creativity and relationships with the station’s very talented staff; and most important, his fire: He’s truly motivated to take the station to greater heights with fresh content, engagement, student opportunities and more.”