People Moves 2/5: Val Maki Exits Meruelo Media

Meruelo Group Power 106 105.9 KPWR Los Angeles KDAY EmmisVal Maki has exited her position at Market Manager for Meruelo Media Classic Hip-Hop 93.5 KDAY Redondo Beach/KDEY Ontario and Rhythmic CHR “Power 106” 105.9 KPWR Los Angeles after just seven months with the company. Maki joined Meruelo in July 2017 when the sale of KPWR from Emmis closed after spending 33 years with them. Maki had served as General Manager of KPWR since 1998 and also worked for the company in Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

Exiting alongside Maki is VP/Sales Janet Brainin. Brainin had been with KPWR since 2000 and previously spent 16 years at CBS Radio Los Angeles.

Mereulo Media President/COO Otto Padron will directly oversee the stations for now.


‘Hot Rod’ Thompson exits afternoons at Entravision Country “101.9 The Wolf” KNTY Shingle Springs/Sacramento CO after just six months to return to his previous spot in afternoons at Townsquare Media Country “Cat Country 102.9” KCTR-FM Billings MT. Entravision is seeking applicants for afternoons at KNTY here.


Entercom Phoenix has promoted Stacey Proctor to Director of Sales for its three station cluster. Proctor has been with the former CBS Radio cluster since 1998 moving her way up from Promotions Assistant to Account Executive to Local Sales Manager and then General Sales Manager.

Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced that Stacey Proctor has been promoted to Director of Sales for the Phoenix cluster which includes radio stations LIVE 101.5 (KALV-FM), 94.5 KOOL FM (KOOL-FM) and KMLE Country @107.9 (KMLE-FM).

“Stacey has been an incredible colleague for the past two years and I’m confident she is the perfect fit to lead our Phoenix cluster,” said Dave Pugh, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Phoenix. “She’s earned this promotion through the performance and her leadership that she demonstrates every day.”

“I’m very grateful to have had a successful career with three incredible radio stations,” said Stacey Proctor. “It may not be typical for someone to stay at the same radio stations for as long as I have, but I have been lucky to work with some amazing people and see these radio brands evolve and grow. I’m excited about the opportunities in 2018 and beyond.”

With over 19 years of experience in radio sales, Proctor has held various positions for the Phoenix cluster. She started her radio career in 1998 as a part-time Promotions Assistant, was quickly promoted to a Sales Assistant and then to Account Executive within the same year. In 2011, Proctor was promoted to Local Sales Manager and in less than a year to General Sales Manager, the role she most recently held.

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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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  1. Small typo: That should be Shingle Springs/Sacramento, CA.

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