Entercom Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ San Francisco has promoted Music Director Billy Vidal to Program Director. Vidal joined KRBQ in 2015 and was promoted to Music Director in June 2017. KRBQ had been programmed by Elroy Smith until Urban AC 102.9 KBLX was spun off to Bonneville as part of the CBS Radio merger. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced that current mid-day host and Music Director Billy Vidal has been promoted to Program Director for San Francisco station Q102.1 (KRBQ-FM). Vidal’s new role is in addition to his current on-air responsibilities hosting Q102.1’s midday show on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST. “Billy has a great understanding of this format and more importantly the Bay Area market,” s...[Read More]
Bonneville Classic Rock “98.5 K-Fox” KUFX San Jose has hired ‘Joey V’ Vlazny-Smith as morning host starting Monday, April 16. Vlazny exited his position at Entercom Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ in January where he served as Assistant Program Director, Imaging Director and Morning co-host. He has worked in the San Francisco market since 2005 with stops at Dance “Energy 92.7” KNGY, “Oldies 103.7” KOSF, and Country “95.7 The Wolf” KBWF. Current morning host Chris Jackson will move to afternoons, the daypart he originally hosted at when he joined the station in 1991. After hosting mornings from 1996-2010, he returned to the station in the morning slot in 2013. Bonneville International – San Francisco / Bay Area based KUFX-FM (98.5 KFOX) The Sout...[Read More]
Following the exit of morning host Mia Amor and afternoon host Hoodrat Miguel on Monday, Entercom Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ San Francisco has brought in former 106.1 KMEL morning host Chuy Gomez to fill the morning slot. Gomez will be joined by mixer DJ Mind Motion for the 6-10am slot starting Monday, April 9. He most recently hosted afternoons at Univision Rhythmic CHR “Hot 105.7” KVVF/100.7 KVVZ before exiting earlier this year. He is best known for his two decades at KMEL from 1993-2013 before leaving in a round of then Clear Channel layoffs and also spent time at Rhythmic CHR “Wild 107.7” KYLD as part of Mancow Muller’s morning show in the early 90s.
A flurry of action may be en route to the San Francisco market. First at Entercom Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ San Francisco where morning host Mia Amor and afternoon host Hoodrat Miguel have exited. Only MD/midday host Billy Vidal and three of the station’s mixers remain at the station. Lots of rumors are flying about a flip to Urban to go directly after iHeartMedia’s 106.1 KMEL and Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94.9” KYLD. Bay Area! Thank You for all the support in my almost 4 years at Q102 SF???? Will keep you posted on my next move. — MiA AM?R (@Mia__Amor) April 2, 2018 My#1 fan i'm no longer at q102 as of today thank you for all the love. — Hoodrat miguel (@HOODRATMGL) April 2, 2018 Meanwhile the syndicated Woody Show based at Alternative R...[Read More]
Joe ‘Joey V’ Vlazny has exited his role as Assistant Program Director, Imaging Director and Morning co-host at Entercom Rhythmic Hot AC “Q102.1” KRBQ San Francisco after three and a half years at the station. Vlazny has worked in the San Francisco market since 2005 with stops at Dance “Energy 92.7” KNGY, Oldies 103.7 KOSF, and Country “95.7 The Wolf” KBWF. He began his career in his native Chicago where he served as Imaging Director and Afternoon host at Dance “Energy 92.7/5” WKIE/WKIF/WDEK and also worked briefly in Dallas at Dance “106.7 KDL” KKDL. Co-host Mia Amor remains in place as now solo morning host at KRBQ. After 3.5 years of holding down the Joey V and Mia Amor Morning Show, APD duties and Imaging at Q-102 (...[Read More]
Entercom is making on-air changes at three of its San Francisco market stations. At AC 96.5 KOIT, the recently departed Brent Carey is replaced by Freska, who moves over from middays at at Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ Billy Vidal will move up from weekends to take the open midday slot at KRBQ. Meanwhile at sister Urban AC 102.9 KBLX, Victor Zaragosa is leaving the Dream Team morning show with Kimmie Taylor and Mark Curry to move to afternoons. Tony Sculfield joins the station to take the vacant spot on the morning show. He joins from nights at Crawford Broadcasting’s 106.3 WSRB Lansing/Chicago. Bay Area afternoons just got a bit bigger and mornings just became a tad wittier. Legendary on-air personality Victor “Big Daddy” Zaragoza will be moving to the afternoon drive ti...[Read More]
Entercom has announced the hiring of Elroy Smith as Operations Manager/Program Director of Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ and Urban AC 102.9 KBLX San Francisco. Smith joins Entercom San Francisco from SummitMedia’s Greenville/Spartanburg cluster where he has served as OM since last March after walking away from a $4.6 million purchase of a Chicago translator in 2014. He replaces Stacy Cunningham as OM and PD of KBLX and Trevor Simpson as PD of KRBQ who both have been let go. Elroy Smith spent fifteen years from 1992 until 2007 as Program Director of Clear Channel Urban 107.5 WGCI Chicago. He also held Operations Manager duties and programmed Urban AC “V103” 102.7 WVAZ and Gospel “Inspiration 1390” WGRB at time during his Chicago tenure. Smith then headed to Philadelphia as...[Read More]
Entercom has broken the simulcast of Classic Rock “K-FOX” in the Bay Area. While the Classic Rock format remains on 98.5 KUFX San Jose, 102.1 KUZX San Francisco has flipped to Rhythmic Hot AC “Q102“. Billed as the “Beat of the Bay”, the station is focusing on 25-44 year old’s with a music mix from the 90’s through now. The station is launching commercial free through the month of August. Trevor Simpson has been named Program Director of the new station. Simpson spent a decade at “Wild 94.9” KYLD and has been a professional mixer and musician. The first hour of Q102 featured: Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Summertime Daft Punk – Get Lucky 2Pac – California Love SWV ...[Read More]