Cort Johnson Moves Back To KINK As APD/Afternoon Host

Sean Demery 101.9 KINK PortlandAlpha Media AAA 101.9 KINK Portland has announced that Cort Johnson is returning to the station as Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Host.

Johnson co-hosted mornings on KINK until April 2017 before moving to sister News/Talk 101.1 KXL as a reporter and anchor. He was then appointed National Digital Content Producer for Alpha Media in March. Prior to coming to Portland in 2011, Johnson served as APD/Morning Host at Alternative “107.5 The End” KENZ Salt Lake City.

Cort Johnson, a 20-plus-year broadcast veteran, will rejoin the staff of Alpha Media Portland’s heritage AAA station 101.9 KINK FM as Assistant Program Director and afternoon drive host.

Cort commented, “I’m thrilled for this opportunity. KINK is a true Portland institution, as unique as the city itself. The opportunity to work alongside Ronnie Stanton, Lisa Decker and Scott Mahalick makes it even better.”

Cort started his radio career at his high school radio station. He then attended Brigham Young University, followed by a stint in the promotions department for Salt Lake City’s KENZ (Citadel). At KENZ, he rose to the role of morning show host and APD. In 2011, Johnson moved to Portland, OR, where he worked on Alpha Media stations KINK (morning show host) and FM News 101 KXL (reporter/anchor). Most recently, Cort worked on Alpha Media’s corporate digital content team.

Ronnie Stanton, KINK’s Content Director, commented “I am so thrilled to work beside a talent like Cort who brings local knowledge, on air and digital skills to the table and already understands and loves the intricacies of the KINK brand.”

Alpha Media Portland Market Manager/SVP Lisa Decker remarked, “Cort has been a part of KINK for years. We are thrilled to expand his responsibilities. His talent, leadership, and creativity make him an excellent fit for KINK and the KINK team.”

Scott Mahalick, Alpha Media’s Executive VP of Content, commented “It is always a proud moment to promote from within Alpha, and Cort is a star whose time has come to shine.”

Johnson’s first on-air shift in his new role will be June 18, 2018

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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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