CBS CHR “Hot 95.7” KKHH Houston has made a pair of personnel moves as Rich ‘DJ Riddler’ Pangilinan joins the station as APD/MD and Coco Dominguez moves from nights to afternoons.
Pangilinan began his radio career in Houston as a mix-show DJ at 96.5 KNRJ and 104.1 KRBE before moving to WHTZ and WKTU New York while working as a music producer and record executive. He has also hosted shows for SiriusXM and iHeartRadio’s Dance music channels.
Domzinguez moves to afternoons from nights to fill the vacancy created by Keola Lui-Kwan’s departure to host mornings in his native Honolulu in March. The station has no personality listed in Dominguez’s former evening timeslot nor in middays.
CBS RADIO’s HOT 95.7 (KKHH-FM) in Houston announced today CoCo Dominguez officially took over afternoon drive on Monday, June 13 (weekdays, 3:00 – 7:00 PM). Coco, who held the position of Evenings since 2015, has been filling in the role since April 1. HOT 95.7 can be heard on-air, online at www.hot957houston.com or via the Radio.com app for mobile devices.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be in this moment with HOT 95.7. I thank Charese Fruge and Sarah Frazier for giving me this amazing opportunity to host Afternoons in a city where I live and grew up in,” said Dominguez. “It gets me excited to have Charese here and to see her passion and drive with the station. I love the music and radio and I’m ready to have some fun with Houston and be a part of HOT 95.7’s destiny to greatness!”
Additionally, Rich Pangilinan “DJ Riddler” joins the station as Music Director/Assistant Program Director. Riddler has been part of HOT 95.7 as a Mix Show DJ since the station launched almost a decade ago. He was named Best Mix Show DJ at the Promo Only Summer Seassons/DJ Times Convention in Atlantic City in 2011 and 2013. He was also named one of the Top Ten Acts of All Time with the most entries on the Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.
“I’ve been excited about HOT 95.7 since it launched in 2008, so being given the opportunity to join programming team is such an honor,” said Pangilinan. “Growing up listening to Houston radio along with my life experiences in the city makes it that much more special being in the programming department at KKHH. I’m looking forward to being a part of this new chapter at HOT 95.7.”
Charese Fruge, Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO Houston added, “CoCo is a Star. She’s already made a name for herself in the market. She has amazing work ethic and great energy. We’ve already seen ratings growth in PM drive since she’s been filling in. I am so proud of her and thrilled to have her on the team as well.”
“Rich has already proven to be a ‘secret weapon.’ I cannot say enough about him and how excited I am to have him on the team,” continued Fruge. “His knowledge and history of the market and the industry are a HUGE plus!”