iHeartMedia has appointed Anthony ‘The AntMan’ Allen as Program Director for Country 98.1 KVET-FM and “KASE 101” 100.7 KASE Austin TX. Allen joins KASE/KVET-FM from Phoenix where he served as APD/MD at Country 102.5 KNIX Phoenix since 2013. He has also has worked for the company as APD/Afternoon host at “The Big 98” 97.9 WSIX Nashville and as Program Director of “102.1 The Bull” KZSN Wichita. Allen succeeds Travis Moon who was let go last month, and will also host afternoons on KASE. iHeartMedia Austin announced today that “The AntMan” Anthony Allen has been named Program Director for KASE 101, Austin’s No. 1 for New Country, and 98.1 KVET, All Time Country Favorites, effective immediately. He will also serve as weekday afternoon on-air...[Read More]
iHeartMedia CHR “96.7 Kiss-FM” KHFI Austin will debut a new morning show on Monday, February 29. “The Billy The Kidd Morning Show” will feature “106.1 Kiss-FM” KHKS Dallas afternoon host Billy The Kidd and Country 100.7 KASE Austin midday host Anne Hudson. They replace the syndicated Elvis Duran show that was dropped at the end of 2015. Both will retain their current positions in addition to the morning show. Prior to joining KHKS for his second stint, Billy previously worked for iHeart doing nights at “Z100” New York and has also worked at WDRQ Detroit and KRBV Dallas. He also voicetracks for many other iHeartMedia CHRs across the country. Hudson has been in the Austin market for 15 years and previously worked in Bowling Green KY. iHeartMedi...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has named Travis Moon as Director of Country Operations for the company’s four Country stations in Austin and San Antonio. Moon will be responsible for the day-to-day programming at 98.1 KVET-FM and 100.7 KASE Austin and “KJ 97” 97.3 KAJA and Classic Country “92.5/93.3 The Bull” KRPT in San Antonio. In Austin he replaces JT Bosch, who exited on Friday and in San Antonio he takes the place of Lance Tidwell follow his departure last month. Moon programmed KAJA/KRPT from 2009 until 2014 when he left to join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as Senior Liaison, Programming/Radio Development. He also programmed 105.1 WUBE Cincinnati and spent 11 years at iHeart’s 102.1 KEEY Minneapolis on-air and rising to APD/MD.
On Friday subscribers of AT&T’s Uverse Cable service in many markets found their systems in “Emergency Alert” mode due to an erroneous triggering of EAS. Affected viewers had their televisions locked on a local network affiliate with a banner stating “This is an Emergency Action Notification. Your channel has been force tuned to receive the Emergency Alert Message”. The only thing supposed to trigger such an alert is a national emergency. And it was triggered once before during a national EAS test on November 9, 2011. Which bring us back to Friday and the Bobby Bones Show. During a segment discussing an EAS test that went off during Game 2 of the World Series somebody made the mistake of playing a YouTube clip of the 2011 national test over the air. That ...[Read More]
Clear Channel’s syndicated Bobby Bones Show, based at “96.7 Kiss-FM” KHFI Austin, will transition from serving CHR to Country stations. The show is currently heard on 18 stations primarily in the central and southern parts of the country. The biggest of which is “Z107.7” KSLZ St. Louis. Bones will do his final show for CHR stations on Friday, February 8. In Austin, the show will move to Clear Channel’s 100.7 “KASE 101” while the program itself will become based at “The Big 98” WSIX Nashville. To make room for Bones at KASE, their current morning show Bama, Rob, and Heather will move to 98.1 KVET. The current KVET morning team will be split up with Chris Mosser moving to afternoons and Anne Hudson heading to middays at KASE. Other ...[Read More]