NRG Media Rock “Rock 108” 107.9 KFMW Waterloo/Cedar Rapids IA has appointed Russ Mottla as its new Program Director.
Mottla joins KFMW from Cumulus Media New London CT where he was programming Classic Rock “102.3 The Wolf” WMOS. He has a long heritage in Rock and Alternative radio where he was the first PD of 101.7 WFNX Boston as well as programming 92.7 WDRE Long Island, KTYD Santa Barbara CA, WHEB/WGIR Manchester NH, and a long run at “98 Rock” WIYY Baltimore. Mottla also briefly served as VP/Programming of Envisage Radio Group where he developed and co-hosted the syndicated Rock All Night with Mikey Esparza in 2013.
NRG Media’s “Rock 108” (KFMW) welcomes veteran rock programmer Russ Mottla as Program Director.
Mottla’s career includes the VP/Programming position at Envisage Radio Group in Escondido, CA as well as programming venerable rock stations WHEB/WGIR Manchester NH, WDRE Long Island NY, WIYY Baltimore MD, KTYD Santa Barbara CA, and WFNX Boston MA.
Mottla said: “Rock 108 is a heritage, mid-western blowtorch and I’ve been an online fan of the station for a long time. Joining GM Jack Taddeo and the great NRG Media staff at such a heritage, rock and roll beast has me eating roofing nails in anticipation!”
Taddeo commented: “Rock 108 has weathered many attacks over 20 years in the format and we plan to remain the #1 rock station in both of our metro markets. We are fortunate to recruit someone of Russ’s caliber to our team and we look forward to continued growth in the future. Fun Fact: Fans of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise will recognize Russ as the voice of DJ Michael Hunt. I anticipate this may lead to some creative voicemail greetings around the station.”
About Rock 108: KFMW is a 100,000 watt Active Rock station serving the Waterloo-Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids Iowa Nielsen markets. Rock 108 is part of a four – station cluster that includes News/Talk 1540 KXEL, Classic Hits 105.7 KOKZ and 107.3 The Party!
About NRG Media: NRG owns and operates radio properties, related digital platforms and various events across 10 midwest markets in Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. The company is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and led by President/CEO Mary Quass.