KVMA Magic 102.9 Program Director & On Air Personality, Nina Montgomery, is affectionately known as the “Queen of the Midday” and enjoys playing all your favorite hits from Marvin Gaye to Beyonce. However in the late 90s, before she served up Classic Soul and Today’s Smooth R&B on Magic 102.9, she had Hip Hop on her menu from 9am-2pm at Cumulus “sister” station 99.7 KMJJ. Listeners loved the incorporation of blues and old school during Nina’s all request lunch so much so that in 2004 it helped the development of a new station- Classic Soul 107.9 KVMA. This new frequency was short lived due to radio interference with Barksdale Air Force Base, damaging their ability to land planes (as the story goes, during an interview, a controller stated that “although Nina sounds friendly, this little lady should not be the voice heard when we’re trying to fly!!!”) KVMA’s frequency was then moved up the dial from 107.9 to what you now know and love as Magic 102.9! Fast forward to the present, knowing KMJJ like the back of her hand is why between various management changes, Cumulus has trusted Nina to manage both of Urban & Urban Adult Contemporary stations simultaneously thus keeping The Big Station 997 KMJJ and The Classic Soul Station KVMA one big happy family!