KYXY Promotes Mark Blackwell To Program Director

96.5 KYXY San Diego AJ Machado Energy 103.7 KEGYEntercom AC 96.5 KYXY San Diego has promoted APD/MD Mark Blackwell to Program Director.

Blackwell is coming up on his 35th anniversary at the station starting as News Director in 1983, adding Music Director duties in 1986, and the APD title in 1988. He takes the programming duties from Operations Manager Kevin Callahan will continue in that role and as PD of Alternative “Alt 94.9” KBZT and Country 103.7 KSON.

In a memo to staffers Callahan wrote:

It is with great pleasure I announce Mark Blackwell as Program Director for KYXY. In Mark’s 30+ years with KYXY he has been mentored by some of the best AC PD’s in the business and now it is his turn. Mark has shown his passion and expertise in the months we have worked together and I am proud to have him on our programming team.

On another note, the KYXY staff has really stepped up the game on the station. I’m super proud of all the work the team has done together and I am excited they will be in great hands with Mark.

Please take a moment to congratulate Mark on his new position and the KYXY team for the hard work and great effort over the last few months.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of 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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