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Entercom Makes On-Air Changes At Three San Francisco Stations

Elroy Smith Entercom Q102.1 KRBQ 102.9 KBLX San FranciscoEntercom is making on-air changes at three of its San Francisco market stations.

At AC 96.5 KOIT, the recently departed Brent Carey is replaced by Freska, who moves over from middays at at Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ

Billy Vidal will move up from weekends to take the open midday slot at KRBQ.

Meanwhile at sister Urban AC 102.9 KBLX, Victor Zaragosa is leaving the Dream Team morning show with Kimmie Taylor and Mark Curry to move to afternoons. Tony Sculfield joins the station to take the vacant spot on the morning show. He joins from nights at Crawford Broadcasting’s 106.3 WSRB Lansing/Chicago.

Bay Area afternoons just got a bit bigger and mornings just became a tad wittier. Legendary on-air personality Victor “Big Daddy” Zaragoza will be moving to the afternoon drive time slot on KBLX. Replacing Zaragoza is 16 –year radio veteran Tony Sculfield, whose personable and comical demeanor made him popular among radio fans.

“I am excited for Victor Zaragoza’s return to afternoon drive. He is electrifying, fun, and engaging,” said Elroy Smith, Entercom San Francisco’s Operations Manager and Program Director. “Victor’s spirit is contagious to everyone who hears him.”

Steve DiNardo, Entercom San Francisco’s Vice President and Market Manager added: “Victor is a Bay Area institution. Afternoon drive couldn’t be in more capable hands.”

Afternoon drive will be revamped with new national and local content that will be a catalyst for growing social media interactions. With Zaragoza’s help, KBLX will continue to deliver the best music and sounds for Bay Area fans.

Sculfield is a well-known actor and comedian, who along with fellow funny man Mark Curry and Kimmie Taylor will be sure to bring morning mayhem to the Bay Area. According to Smith, Tony is the epitome of a professional and knows how to create compelling radio. His recent three-day guest appearance on KBLX’s morning show affirmed that he is a perfect fit for this show.

“Tony brings a wealth of experience in Urban Adult Contemporary morning radio to KBLX.” said DiNardo. “His addition makes our live and local show relevant, topical and vibrant for the KBLX community.”

“It is with great pleasure that I join the dynamic Dream Team on KBLX.” said Sculfield. “I look forward to bringing exciting, compelling and fun radio to the Bay Area along with the awesome Kimmie Taylor and the hilarious Mark Curry.”

Zaragoza is expected to make his debut as the afternoon drive-time host May 31st, while Sculfield joins the Morning Dream Team June 6th.

Entercom Communications San Francisco’s airwaves are set for a double dose of powerhouse radio. Q102 mid-day host Freska, will be making a move to the afternoon drive slot on 96.5 KOIT, while part time Q102 weekend host, Billy Vidal will move to mid-days. Freska will replace KOIT’s departing afternoon host Brent Carey.

“Freska’s unique delivery, community relationships, and creative show ideas will build a strong connection for our listeners,” said Brian Figula, KOIT Program Director.

KOIT coined “San Francisco’s Most Listened-to Station at Work,” boasts nearly 1.8 million weekly listeners. Freska’s move is said to help grow listenership and cultivate a more solid fan base.

“I was born and raised in the Bay Area, I grew up listening to KOIT,” said host Freska. “Many thanks to Steve DiNardo, Elroy Smith, and Brian Figula for their support and belief in me.”

Billy Vidal is known for his warm and engaging radio demeanor. Elroy Smith, KRBQ’s Program Director added: I was blown away by Billy Vidal’s on-air vibe. He is conversational and knows the city well.” Vidal added: “I want to express how excited and overjoyed I am to accept the position of full time on-air personality at KRBQ. I look forward to sharing this amazing journey with my radio family at Q102”

Freska and Vidal are expected to make their new hosting debut May 31st.

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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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