People Moves 8/16: Big Country Exits In Los Angeles, Minneapolis & Charlotte
Graham Bunn has stepped down as morning host at Mount Wilson FM’s “Go Country 105” KKGO Los Angeles as he becomes host of a new Country music competition series set to air on USA Network this fall.
Bunn, a former collegiate basketball player and contestant on The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, and Bachelor in Paradise, joined KKGO for mornings in October 2014. His current co-host David Bugenske will remain in place by himself. Bunn will host “Real Country”, a music competition series set to debut on USA Network in November that will feature Shania Twain, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt judging emerging country acts.
Bugenske joined KKGO as a producer in January 2015 and rose to morning co-host in September of that year.
After a long run at Beasley Media Charlotte, DJ Stout has exited the company. Stout, who currently was serving as Operations Manager for the cluster and Program Director of Country “The New 103.7” WSOC and Southern Rock “94.7 Smoke” 1660 WBCN/94.7 W234BY, also held the title of Country Format Captain for the company. Stout has spent his entire radio career at WSOC and added the OM/PD duties back in 2002.
Paul Koffy has exited mornings at Entercom Country “Buz’n 102.9” KMNB Minneapolis after six and a half years. Koffy joined KMNB in May 2012 after stints at 99.5 KPLX Dallas, 94.9 WUBL Atlanta, and 103.5 WFUS Tampa.
Saga Communications “Q-Country 103.7” WQNY Ithaca NY Assistant OM/PD,Music Director and afternoon host Chase Daniels is heading to iHeartMedia Country 107.3 WRWD Poughkeepsie as Program Director and afternoon host. Prior to joining Saga in 2014, Daniels worked in the Binghamton, Elmira, and Utica NY markets.