Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Kristin Burns

Kristin Burns, MAB Foundation Secretary/Treasurer

Kristin Burns is a Partner Success Consultant for Futuri Media, working closely with radio partners across the country, providing strategy and insights that grow audience engagement.

She’s a weekend, On-Air Talent for 96.3 WDVD (Cumulus Media Detroit); serves as Treasurer on the Board of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation and is Chair of the MABF Education Committee.

Kristin was honored with a place on the MABF Board while working as the Career Services Radio Advisor at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. She spent almost 5 years assisting Specs students and graduates in their pursuit of a radio career.

She’s a proud Spartan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. Her media career started with an internship at the Lansing bureau of WDIV-TV, Local 4 and at a “Modern Rock” radio station in East Lansing (92.1 The Edge, WWDX-FM). The internship at 92.1 The Edge turned into a job as an On-Air Talent. The highlight was moving up to Co-Host an all-female Morning Show: “Allyson & Kristin in the Morning”. She then moved on to WVIC-FM in Lansing as a Morning Show Co-Host, “Crash & Burns in the Morning”. This led to a role in Programming as Music Director & a Mid-day show.

A format flip took Kristin to Knoxville, Tennessee as Assistant Program Director/MD & Mid-day Talent to launch a rock station: 98.7 The X, WXVO-FM for Dick Broadcasting. Kristin’s radio adventure includes 14 years as an Assistant Program Director & On-Air Talent with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment in Manchester, New Hampshire (Rock 101, WGIR-FM), Hartford, Connecticut (105.9 WHCN-FM) and back home to Detroit (2009-2012). While at CC Detroit, she was the Afternoon-Drive, On-Air Talent for 100.3 WNIC-FM and APD/MD at WDTW-FM (106.7 The D & The Beat); and APD/Mid-days (106.7 The Fox).  In April 2013, she joined the Cumulus Media Detroit team, assisting in Programming at 93.1 Doug-FM (WDRQ) & On-Air weekend/fill-in shifts at 96.3 WDVD.

Kristin and her husband are big supporters of Detroit Bulldog Rescue and always have a rescued English Bulldog as a part of their family.

One thought on “Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Kristin Burns”

  1. I met Kristin when I was a student at Specs Howard and was lucky enough to be her co-worker for a couple of years also at Specs. She is absolutely amazing and so talented. MAB is very lucky to have her on the Foundation Board.

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