CBS Radio Los Angeles is rearranging some of its programming duties in Los Angeles.
Senior Vice President of Programming Kevin Weatherly will hand off the day-to-day Program Director duties for CHR “97.1 Amp Radio” KAMP to Chris Ebbott. Ebbott has programmed Classic Hits “K-Earth 101” 101.1 KRTH since July 2014. Prior to rejoining CBS, Ebbott programmed Bell Media CHR “Virgin Radio 99.9” CKFM and Classic Hits “Boom 97.3” CHBM Toronto. He also spent seven years as OM of Variety Hits “93.1 Jack-FM” KCBS-FM Los Angeles and programmed Hot AC “Mix 95.7” WMWX Philadelphia and Alternative “101.5 The Zone” KZON Phoenix during his career.
Kevin Weatherly will continue to program KCBS-FM and Alternative 106.7 KROQ in addition to his duties as SVP/Programming for Los Angeles and as a member of CBS Radio’s corporate programming team as format captain for Alternative, Rock, and Adult Hits as well as CHR and Rock initiatives.
CBS RADIO Los Angeles has reorganized some of its top programming brass to further bolster the cluster’s music stations. Chris Ebbott, currently program director of classic hits station K-EARTH 101.1, will now also oversee Top 40 station 97.1 AMP. The move allows the cluster’s Senior Vice President of Programming, Kevin Weatherly, who until now has served as the station’s PD, to focus more broadly on the strategic direction and approach of the market’s five music formats. In addition to K-EARTH and AMP, the cluster includes 94.7 The Wave (KTWV-FM), the legendary alternative station KROQ and adult hits 93.1 JACK FM (KCBS-FM).
In addition to his duties as SVP of Programming for CBS RADIO, Weatherly will continue to serve as program director of KROQ and JACK. He also works closely with CBS RADIO’s corporate programming team, advising on the Company’s bevy of diverse CHR and rock music initiatives and serving as format captain to its portfolio of rock, alternative and adult hits stations across the country.
Ebbott reports to Weatherly and Dan Kearney, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Los Angeles. Weatherly reports to Kearney and Chris Oliviero, Executive President of Programming, CBS RADIO.
“Chris and Kevin are masterful program directors at the top of their field,” said Kearney. “This move will further strengthen 97.1 AMP, making it a standout Top 40 competitor in Los Angeles, while boosting the overall performance of our entire cluster.”
“Chris is an established programmer and has done an amazing job with KRTH the past few years,” added Weatherly. “His experience and leadership make him the perfect choice to take on the day-to-day programming responsibilities at AMP Radio”
“It’s an exhilarating time to take on such a popular and well respected station as 97.1 AMP in one of the most competitive markets in the country,” commented Ebbott. “I’m looking forward to working with the team to explore new opportunities that will help us grow the audience both on and off the air. I’m excited to work alongside Kevin, Dan and Chris and grateful that they’ve entrusted me to oversee a second station.”
97.1 AMP is home to top LA radio personalities including Carson Daly, Booker and McCabe, as well as local events including the Electric Summer Pool Party series and AMPLIFY EDM concert. AMP is also the local host of CBS RADIO’s national concert, “We Can Survive” which raises awareness and funds for national breast cancer awareness through a partnership with the Young Survival Coalition.