Alpha Media Rhythmic CHR “We 96.3” KWEE West Linn/Portland has named Chris “Lucky The DJ” Stewart as its first Program Director.
Stewart joins KWEE from Peoria where he was programming CHR “Energy 102.3” WNGY prior to its flip to Classic Hip-Hop “G102.3” earlier this month and Operations Manager of Country “104.9 The Wolf” WXCL. He has also worked at “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia as morning show producer, night host at “104.5 Jamz” KQQB Spokane and APD/Afternoon Host at “103.5 Kiss-FM” KSAS Boise.
Alpha Media, Portland names Chris “Lucky The DJ” Stewart Program Director of WE 96-3 (KWEE).
Stewart first started his radio career as an intern at KTTB-Minneapolis. From there, he served in several different roles including; Morning Producer at WRDW-Philadelphia, Nights at KQQB-Spokane, and Assistant PD/Afternoons at KSAS-Boise. Most recently, Stewart has spent the past two years at Alpha Media Peoria as PD/Afternoons on WNGY and OM of WXCL. During his time in Peoria, he raised awareness for child abuse by breaking the world record for longest tag team radio broadcast and running 102 miles in 102 hours. Stewart was also an integral part of launching G102.3.
Alpha Media VP of Programming, Phil Becker commented on the announcement, “It has been years since an authentic, unique, and original hip-hop station has been in such a large market. Much like the station, Chris is an authentic, unique, and original programmer. WE are ‘Lucky’ to promote him from within the nation’s fastest growing media company.”
Alpha Media Portland SVP/Market Manager, Milt McConnell added, “Chris is in tune with the WE brand and we are excited about having him be the driver of this important component to our cluster. His format knowledge and passion is a welcomed addition to our programming brain trust.”
“I’m unbelievably excited and humbled for this opportunity to work with and learn from the absolute best minds in the industry. Alpha Media continues to provide incredible opportunities for their employees to grow. Thanks to SVP/Market Manager, Milt McConnell and VP of Programming, Phil Becker for the opportunity to program this exciting new brand. I have no doubt, WE will do exciting things,” remarked Stewart.