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Al Payne Named PD Of Alpha Louisville Trio

Magic 101.3 WMJM B96.5 WGZB Old School 105.1 WGHL Lousiville Al Payne Alpha MediaFormer Radio-One Baltimore Operations Manager Al Payne has been named Program Director for Alpha Media’s three Urban targeted stations in Louisville.

Payne will program Urban “B96.5” WGZB, Urban AC “Magic 101.3” WMJM and Classic Hip-Hop “Old School 105.1” WGHL. In addition to his six year stint overseeing Radio-One’s Baltimore programming from 2009 through September 2015, Payne spent time in the company programming 93.9 WKYS Washington DC and the company’s Detroit stations.

Alpha Media Louisville, KY announced today that Al Payne has been named Program Director for Old School 105.1 (WGHL), Urban B-96.5 (WGZB), and Urban A/C Magic 101.3 (WMJM).

Alfred’s award winning radio career has taken him from markets like Raleigh, Richmond and Greensboro, to some of the nation’s top cities including Dallas, Detroit, Washington DC and Baltimore Maryland. He is married to Michelle Payne and they currently live outside of the Washington/Baltimore area in Annapolis, MD.

Alpha Media Senior Vice President/Market Manager, Dale Schaefer commented on the announcement, “We are thrilled to have Al Payne join our Programming team in Louisville. Al has tremendous programming and leadership skills that will help our Urban staff and stations to reach new heights. With his experience and programming history, Al will be an incredible mentor and asset to our entire team.”

Alpha Media Operations Manager, Ben Davis has the following to say, “Al has been on my radar for quite a while. He brings along with him major market experience, strong leadership skills, strategic thinking, and a long line of success stories. Once again, he’s proof Alpha Media continues to recruit the most talented players from within our industry!”

“It’s an honor to be chosen by Mr. Schaefer, Mr. Davis and Alpha Media’s programming top brass to join this awesome team. I have been a fan of these stations for a long time and look forward to serving, living in, learning about and helping to entertain “Kentuckiana.” I’ll have great guides in the form of sales guru-George Demaree, promo queen-Jessica Taylor, and an amazing air staff. Best of all I can use the yellow slim suit and blue suede monk straps that I got for Easter again at DERBY,” remarked Al.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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