Audacy appoints new Chief Brand Officer

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Audacy has announced the promotion of Dan Hardee to brand manager of 99.5 The Mountain (KQMT-FM) in Denver, effective immediately. In this role, Hardee will oversee the station’s content strategy, talent, operations and branding. He will continue to be the station’s afternoon show host, as well as the afternoon show host for Rochester sister station 96.5 WCMF (WCMF- FM).

“We are thrilled to uplift Dan and have him lead The Mountain in this new role,” said John Fullam, Senior Vice President and Market Director, Audacy Denver. “Since joining us in 2016, Dan has shown a genuine ability to connect with our listeners and a real understanding of what we aim to deliver on a day-to-day basis. We look forward to seeing him take this next step in his career.

“I’ve dreamed of this day ever since my dad gave me my first FM tuner when I was seven,” Hardee said. “The Mountain is a great radio station and I’m beyond thrilled to be the one who continues to make sure great things come out of these speakers. I want to thank the Audacy team of John Fullam, Mike Peterson , Dave Richards and Vince Richards, and Alex DeMers for all their guidance and wisdom on my journey. I am humbled and honored by this incredible opportunity. Let’s make good radio!

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Originally from Colorado, Dan Hardee joined 99.5 The Mountain in 2016 as the host of the afternoon show. He expanded his role to also host afternoons for Rochester sister station 96.5 WCMF (WCMF-FM) in April 2021. Hardee spent a year at Bonneville International in Denver as an on-air host for KYGO and KOSI (2015-2016) as well as for Westwood One from 2014-2015. Prior to that, he served as production manager for Wilks Broadcasting’s KIMN, KWOF, and KXKL, while spending time with Citadel Broadcasting’s KKPK in Colorado Springs and Clear Channel in Pueblo, CO.

Listeners can tune into 99.5 The Mountain (KQMT-FM) in Denver on the air, as well as nationwide on the Audacity application and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and instagram.

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