DJ Amen Rises To Real 92.3 Music Director
iHeartMedia Urban “Real 92.3” KRRL Los Angeles has promoted DJ Amen to Music Director.
Amen has been with KRRL since 2015 serving as a mixer after previously spending a decade at 106.1 KMEL San Francisco. He fills the position most recently held by ‘DJ Carisma’ until her departure for TuneIn.com last fall.
iHeartMedia announced today that DJ Amen has been named Music Director for REAL 92.3, LA’s New Home for Hip Hop, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Los Angeles has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than eight stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Music Director for REAL 92.3, DJ Amen will be instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the station’s music programming and musical decisions. He will report to Doc Wynter, Executive Vice President of Hip Hop Programming Strategy for iHeartMedia and Program Director for REAL 92.3.
DJ Amen has become one of the most respected and influential DJs hailing from the West Coast over the last decade. He began working for iHeartMedia in 2006 on the turntables for the legendary 106 KMEL in San Francisco. In 2015, he joined REAL 92.3 as a DJ, mixing daily for the newly launched Hip Hop station and in 2016, contributed to the launch of REAL 92.3’s top-rated show, “Young California Radio.”
“His knowledge and passion for music made Amen the perfect choice for music director at REAL 92.3,” said Wynter. “He has a special ear and talent for discovering the latest musical hits and trends. We’ve seen him work his magic on the air-waves and know that with his expanded role he’ll help take the station to even higher levels.”
“I’m thrilled to join the programming team under the leadership of Doc Wynter,” said DJ Amen. “Since 2015, REAL 92.3 has changed the landscape of radio in Los Angeles and I’m excited to expand my role as the brand grows to even greater heights.”