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Cumulus Names New Additions to Des Moines Stations

Elliott, Monk and Kelly head to Iowa

Sean Elliott

Cumulus Media has announced three new additions to stations in its Des Moines, Iowa, cluster.

Sean Elliott joins KGGO(FM) as operations manager/program director, and award-winning broadcasters Jonathan Monk and Dianna Kelly join the Cumulus Des Moines team at KJJY(FM) and KWQW(FM), 98.3 The Torch. Kelly will serve KWQW as news director, while Monk takes program director reins at KJJY. Monk will also be on-air at KJJY as afternoon drive personality.

Dianna Kelly Jonathan Monk

Elliott, a native of Southern Iowa, was formerly PD at WLZR(FM) in Milwaukee and program director of KAZR(FM) in Des Moines, where he started his radio career as promotions and marketing director.

Monk was a former operations manager for Cookeville Communications’ four-station cluster in Cookeville, Tenn. As an on-air personality, Monk has been heard in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Jacksonville, Fla., and Fresno, Calif.

Kelly is a veteran broadcast journalist and talk personality who has held on-air positions for stations in Kansas City, Kan., Atlanta, Las Vegas, Fresno, Jacksonville, Grand Rapids, Mich., and suburban Nashville, Tenn. She has been honored with six Associated Press awards for her feature reports.