Gene Sandbloom Joins Alpha Portland As Operations Director And KINK PD

Sean Demery 101.9 KINK PortlandFormer KCBS-FM/KROQ Los Angeles Operations Director Gene Sandbloom has joined Alpha Media as Operations Director for its Portland cluster and Program Director of AAA 101.9 KINK.

Sandbloom spent 25 years at CBS Los Angeles from 1992 through his exit in 2017 to travel the world. He has also worked at MCA Records and was Managing Editor of Network 40 magazine.

Alpha Media Portland announces Gene Sandbloom as its Operations Director and Program Director for 101.9 KINK FM effective October 1. Sandbloom will lead the content and programming teams for the company’s seven iconic Portland brands spanning the radio spectrum: FM 101 KXL (News/Talk), LIVE 95.5 (KBFF/Top 40), 98.7 THE BULL (KUPL/Country), 101.9 KINK FM (AAA), 750 THE GAME (KXTG/Sports), WE 102.9 (KWEE/Hip Hop) and Freedom 970 (KUFO/Conservative Talk).

Most recently, Sandbloom was Operations Manager at KROQ and 93.1 JACK FM/Los Angeles. Prior to his 25-year run at CBS Radio, he was A&R Director at MCA Records and Managing Editor of Network 40 Magazine. For CBS Radio, Sandbloom produced Openline for the cluster, was the “go-to” guy for all of the Marconi and Crystal Awards submissions for KROQ, worked closely with sales and promotions to ensure the stations were over-delivering on client commitments, and had been an important voice in all strategic programming decisions during his time at KROQ and JACK.

Alpha Media Portland SVP/Market Manager, Lisa Decker commented, “We are thrilled to have Gene join us. His leadership, creativity, experience and can-do attitude is a perfect fit. He will add a new dynamic to our team.”

“Talk about a match made in heaven. I get to work for the world class KINK FM and one of the smartest radio groups in the most progressive city in the U.S. Thanks to Bob Proffitt, Lisa Decker and Phil Becker at Alpha Media for the fantastic opportunity,” stated Sandbloom.

Sandbloom solo-hiked the Sierras and has been traveling the globe including stays at his home in France. He will reside in Portland where he’ll spend time discovering his new city’s renowned food and caffeine scene and the picturesque Cascade mountain range and Oregon coastline.

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