JJ Ryan Moves To KJYO/KXXY Oklahoma City

JJ Ryan Mike McCoy KJ103 102.7 KJYO Oklahoma CityFor the first time since 1989, iHeartMedia CHR “KJ 103” 102.7 KJYO Oklahoma City has a new Program Director.

JJ Ryan, most recently PD of sister Country “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento, is transferring to KJYO and sister Country “96.1 KXY” KXXY as Program Director. At KJYO Ryan will succeed Mike McCoy, who had been at the station as PD since 1989 and exited last week. At KXXY Ryan will succeed iHeartMedia Senior VP/Programming Tom Travis as the day-to-day programmer of the station. Bryan ‘B-Dub’ Washington replaced Ryan as KBEB PD last week.

Prior to joining KBEB in 2014, Ryan programmed iHeart Rhythmic CHR “92.1 The Beat” KIBT and Country “106.1 The Twister” KTGX Tulsa for iHeart. He has also worked on-air in the Rochester and Syracuse NY markets and served as OM/PD for Cumulus Media’s CHRs in the Fayetteville and Fort Smith AR markets.

iHeartMedia Oklahoma City announced today that J.J. Ryan has been named Program Director for Top 40 KJ103 and Country 96.1 KXY effective immediately.

Ryan will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee on-air, digital and music programming for the radio station brands and their local events.

“We’re very excited to have JJ back in Oklahoma and at the helm of KJ103 and 96.1 KXY,” said Jon Phillips, Area President for iHeartMedia Oklahoma. “His energy and passion for radio and the community will certainly benefit our staff, listeners and advertisers.”

J.J. previously worked as the PD for iHeartMedia’s KBEB-FM in Sacramento, Calif. He also served as the PD for KTGX and KTBT at iHeartMedia Tulsa and as an OM for Cumulus in Fayetteville, Ark.

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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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