Entercom has appointed Mike Kaplan as Senior VP of Programming and Program Director for Alternative “Alt 92.3” WBMP New York.
Kaplan most recently served as Program Director for iHeartMedia’s “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles from 2013-2017. He spent eleven years with Entercom programming Alternative “96.5 The Buzz” KRBZ Kansas City and “107.7 The End” KNDD Seattle and CHR “B97” WEZB and Classic Rock “Bayou 95.7” WKBU New Orleans. He began his career in New Jersey working on-air in Atlantic City and Trenton and programming Nassau Broadcasting’s Monmouth/Ocean cluster.
Malovetz joins WBMP from sister CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis where she was Assistant Program Director and midday host. She spent the majority of her career in the Alternative format using the air name ‘Electra’ at “Y100” WPLY Philadelphia, “Q101” WKQX Chicago, and “99.9 The Buzz” WBTZ Plattsburgh NY.
ntercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced Mike Kaplan as Senior Vice President, Programming and Program Director of ALT 92.3 (WBMP-FM) in New York, effective immediately. In addition, Christine Malovetz will join ALT 92.3 as midday host and will be on-air from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST weekdays, starting today.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike and Christine to ALT 92.3 and are looking forward to having their talent and drive propel the brand to new heights in New York,” said Susan Larkin, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom. “As we continue to engage with the passionate alternative music community in the city, we look forward to building out a top-notch team.”
“I’m coming home – both personally and professionally,” said Mike. “I’m so happy to be working again with David Field, Pat Paxton, Weezie Kramer, and Susan Larkin as their leadership and scale in the Alternative world has jumped Entercom to the top.”
Kaplan joins Entercom from IHeartMedia, where he was Program Director for ALT 98.7 (KYSR-FM) in Los Angeles. Prior to programming in Los Angeles, Kaplan was Program Director for Entercom’s alternative station 107.7 The End (KNDD-FM) in Seattle and 96.5 The Buzz (KRBZ-FM) in Kansas City.
Christine Malovetz was most recently host of middays and Assistant Program Director for KNOU-FM in St. Louis. Prior to KNOU-FM, she was at Q101 in Chicago, Y100 in Philadelphia, and 99.9 The Buzz in Burlington, VT, where she was known as ‘Electra.’
“I’m thrilled and honored to be part of the talented team bringing alternative music back to the New York airwaves,” said Christine. “It is a dream come true to return to the east coast and to the format I grew up loving.”
Listeners can tune in to ALT 92.3 in New York on-air, as well as nationwide on Radio.com. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.