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Alan Furst Named PD Of KMBZ AM/FM

98.1 KMBZ-FM 980 KMBZ Alan Furst Jack Landreath EntercomEntercom has announced the hiring of Alan Furst as Program Director of News/Talk 98.1 KMBZ-FM and Conservative Talk “Talk 980” KMBZ Kansas City.

Furst most recently programmed Radio-One’s ill-fated “News 92” KROI Houston and has also held programming positions at WIBC Indianapolis, KAJA/KXXM San Antonio, and WLW Cincinnati along with corporate programming positions for Cumulus and Australian Radio Network. He replaces Jack Landreth, who exited after four years in the position at the end of January.

Entercom Kansas City announced today that it has appointed Alan Furst to take on the role of Program Director at 98.1fm KMBZ and Talk 980am. Furst will take the reins effective Monday, February 15.

“We are very pleased to welcome Alan to Entercom Kansas City,” said Dave Alpert, Vice President and Market Manager. “Alan brings with him a wealth of experience. He possess a passion for the on air product and a passion for winning.”

Furst’s extensive radio career includes News and Talk experience consulting at stations such as WBZ Boston, and as Program Director, leading large news rooms at KROI Houston, WLW Cincinnati, WIBC Indianapolis and others.

“I’m very excited to join one of the truly great news talk brands, KMBZ,” said Alan Furst, incoming Program Director of 98.1fm KMBZ and Talk 980am. “Thanks to Dave Alpert and Pat Paxton for the opportunity to be part of the outstanding staff at Entercom Kansas City. I look forward to helping both stations continue to grow.”

98.1fm KMBZ is Kansas City’s leading 24 hour news source featuring Kansas City’s Morning News along with a full schedule of live and local talk throughout the day. Sister station Talk 980am features a simulcast of Kansas City’s Morning News and a lineup of the nation’s biggest national syndicated talkers around the clock.

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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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