For the first time in a few years Los Angeles has a pair of stations going All-Christmas as Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters Country “Go Country 105” KKGO has joined iHeartMedia AC 103.5 KOST in the holiday format. KKGO is promoting the holiday flip as featuring the usual mix of holiday standards from artists such as Bing Crosby, LeRoy Anderson, Micahel Bublé and Mariah Carey. The current Country format will remain available online and the station is emphasizing that it will return on December 26. Los Angeles last had a pair of Christmas stations when CBS’ “94.7 The Wave” KTWV took on KOST in 2011 and 2012. KOST’s heritage in the format (this is its fifteenth year going All-Christmas) led to it being not much of a battle as KOST generated a 10.2 share in the...[Read More]
Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters Country “Go Country 105.1” KKGO Los Angeles has bestowed the Program Director duties on Michael Levine. Levine, son of owner Saul Levine, has been Interim PD since the exit of Tonya Campos last month. He joined KKGO in 2004 when it was still Classical “K-Mozart” KMZT as Director of Marketing and later added Station Manager duties.
After nine years as Program Director of Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters Country “Go Country 105” KKGO Los Angeles, Tonya Campos has exited the station. Campos had been with the station since shortly after its launch in February 2007 first as Music Director and then replaced Mike Johnson as PD a few months later. She also served as APD/MD/On-Air at Emmis’ 93.9 KZLA until it dropped Country in 2006. Station Manager Michael Levine will add Programming duties until a replacement is found. The exit of Campos leaves KKGO with only two fulltime on-air hosts: Morning host Graham Bunn and afternoon host Paul Freeman. Country artist Cassadee Pope is currently filling in the vacant midday slot. Between the sales of some of Mount Wilson’s Monterey properties and the lack of fillin...[Read More]