Cumulus Media shutters Bay Area station

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 05 July 2015

Cumulus Media has closed KGO-AM’s South Bay Bureau for local radio/broadcast news.

Since taking over KGO-AM in 2011, Cumulus has been widely criticised for cutting back on programming with a close connection to the Bay Area’s communities. In the latest move, an entire region that includes Silicon Valley and the City of San Jose and is home to 2 million residents has had their local reporting team eliminated.

“Once again, Cumulus Media has demonstrated its lack of support for local Bay Area communities,” said Len Egert, executive director of the SAG-AFTRA San Francisco Local. “We believe that there is a connection between good local jobs and good local media, and our communities would be better served if Cumulus invested more in its local employees.”