101.5 Phoenix

Shannon Beaver Joins Live 101.5 Phoenix’ Morning Mess

Entercom CHR “Live 101.5” KALV Phoenix has announced the addition of Shannon Beaver as Morning Show Producer for the “Morning Mess”. Beaver had served in the same position for the John Jay & Rich Show at iHeartMedia’s “104.7 Kiss-FM” since 2010. She joins Joey Boy, Aneesh, and Natasha Castles as part of the show. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, named Shannon Beaver as Morning Show Producer for “The Morning Mess” on LIVE 101.5 (KALV-FM) in Phoenix. The show airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (MST). “Shannon brings great expertise and a deep connection with the community in Phoenix to “The Morning Mess,”” said Dave Pugh, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Phoenix. “We ...[Read More]

Chris ‘Decipha’ Hernandez Rises To Live 101.5 Phoenix Program Director

Entercom CHR “Live 101.5” KALV Phoenix has promoted Chris ‘Decipha’ Hernandez to Program Director. Hernandez had previously served as Assistant Program Director and Music Director at KALV. He began his career at the station in 2009 as a mixer and added imaging director duties in 2010 and rose to APD/MD in 2014. He also tracks late nights on the station. He fills the KALV PD reigns that has been held by Tim Richards since 2014. Richards remains as VP/Programming for Entercom Phoenix and Program Director of Country 107.9 KMLE. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced that Chris “DECiPHA” Hernandez has been promoted to the role of Program Director for LIVE 101.5 in Phoenix (KALV-FM). Hernandez was previously the As...[Read More]

Dave Pugh Becomes CBS Phoenix Market Manager

Dave Pugh has joined CBS Radio as Senior Vice President/Market Manager of their Phoenix stations. Pugh joins CBS from San Francisco where he most recently served as Regional Vice President for Veritone Media. He has previous market management experience for Clear Channel in San Francisco, Detroit and Washington DC and worked in Phoenix as GM of then Jacor’s 104.7 KZZP. He will oversee Classic Hits 94.5 KOOL-FM, CHR “Live 101.5” KZON and Country 107.9 KMLE. Pugh is the brother of sportscaster Dan Patrick. He succeeds Tim Pohlman who was transferred to Chicago earlier this month. Dave Pugh has been named Senior Vice President/Market Manager and Director of Sales of CBS RADIO Phoenix, it was announced today by Scott Herman, Chief Operating Officer, CBS RADIO. Pugh, who will ...[Read More]

101.5 Phoenix Is Live

Update 9/6: KZON has rebranded as “Live 101.5“. The music mix has been slightly mainstreamed, putting the playlist more in line with CBS sisters “Amp Radio 97.1” KAMP Los Angeles and “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York among others. Original Report 9/5: Is a rebranding on its way to CBS’ “101.5 Jamz” KZON Phoenix? The station, which began downplaying its “Jamz” moniker in favor of just its frequency a few months ago, has registered Live1015PHX.com and Live1015Phoenix.com. KZON competes with Clear Channel’s “104.7 Kiss-FM” KZZP for the CHR audience in the market and lead them 4.4 to 4.1 in the August PPM rankings that were released yesterday. KZON, however skews much younger than its competitor with much of its audi...[Read More]

Surfing In San Diego, Phoenix Update

While we await the official launch of 101.5 Jamz in Phoenix, another one of CBS’ Free-FM stations seems headed for a spot at the Format Change Archive. Earlier today, SDRadio.net and AllAccess.com both showed us 1037KSURF.com with the logo plastered above. The domain is registered to a Judith Joseph of Cape Coral, FL but redirects to a subdirectory at cbsradioSD.com. The one thing that we’re questioning is the fact that those sites are NOT hosted by the company that runs all of CBS Radio’s web sites. I want to say this is to throw people off the scent, but I’m not willing to put my money where my mouth is. If anything this could be a play off of the KSCF calls. UPDATE 6/22 9:00am: The aforementioned site has now been pulled from the server. We’ll stand by our ...[Read More]

Coming to Phoenix?

We mentioned a few weeks ago that a few “Fresh” domains had been registered anonymously for potential use in Phoenix. It looks like we may have been sniffing up the wrong tree as at the same time 1015jams.com, 1015jamz.com, my1015jamz.com, and my1015jamz.net were all registered as well. While snooping around the CBS webserver we found the logo above uploaded around 9:00pm EDT this evening. While we have no idea if/when this format change will take place, if we had to bet we’d say it could be as soon as this weekend. KZON is currently one of CBS’ floundering Free-FM’s. Phoenix already has two other Rhythmic CHR’s in Riviera’s Power 98.3 KKFR (which last fall moved from 92.3 when Emmis sold that frequency to Bonneville) and Clear Channel’s Rhyt...[Read More]