Curtiss Johnson is returning to Sacramento after a brief stint in Chicago to serve as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia. Johnson spent 20 years programming in the market at Entercom’s Classic Rock “96.9 The Eagle” KSEG, Active Rock “98 Rock” 98.5 KRXQ and now defunct Alternative 106.5 KWOD. He also worked on air at former Rocker 98.5 KZAP. While at Entercom he also served as the company’s Rock and Classic Rock format captain. Johnson exited Hubbard Classic Rock “97.1 The Drive” WDRV Chicago at the end of 2015 after an 18 month stint. He now will oversee an iHeartMedia Sacramento cluster including Country “B92.5” KBEB, Variety Hits “93.7 Jack-FM” KQJK, Classic Hip-Hop “V101.1” KHYL, Classic Rock “107.1 T...[Read More]
The growing Classic Hip-Hop format hits Sacramento as iHeartMedia shifts Rhythmic AC “V101.1” KHYL Auburn to the format. KHYL was 15th in the market in the December Nielsen Audio PPM ratings with a 2.6 share. Much like the previous one, the new format will focus on the older demos of CBS Rhythmic CHR 102.5 KSFM and Entravision’s “Hot 103.5” KHHM. KHYL is running jockless until January 20th, when the airstaff will return.