Entercom Alternative “Alt 105.3” KITS San Francisco has announced that Megan Holiday will return to the station as midday host. Holiday, who has hosted nights at sister 106.7 KROQ Los Angeles since March 2016, started her career at KITS with time as night and midday host and morning co-host between 2010 and 2013 during its time as “Live 105“. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced the return of Megan Holiday to KITS-FM. Holiday will be the midday host of the Bay Area’s Alternative ALT 105.3, effective June 4. She was most recently the evening host of Entercom’s KROQ in Los Angeles. “Megan is well known in The Bay Area and we know our listeners will be happy to hear her back on the air,” said Gregory Nemitz, Se...[Read More]
Entercom Alternative “Alt 105.3” KITS San Francisco has filled its vacant morning slot with the addition of Dan ‘Elvis Medina’ Lay starting Wednesday, May 30. Medina is best known in the market for his long run with Jeff ‘JV’ Vandergrift from 1993-2007 on “Hot 97.7” KHQT, “Wild 107.7” and “Wild 94.9” KYLD, and “106.9 Free-FM” KIFR. After moving to New York to host late mornings on “92.3 Free-FM” WFNY-FM the duo were fired for a prank gone awry. After their exit from WFNY-FM, Lay bounced around other Bay Area stations including 92.7 KREV and 101.7 KKIQ. Vandergrift and Lay reunited in 2015 to host an afternoon talk show on 910 KKSF and then as a podcast. KITS has been jockless in mornings since t...[Read More]
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]
Entercom has brought the “Alt” brand to another market as it has rebranded Alternative “Live 105” KITS San Francisco as “Alt 105.3“. KITS had used the “Live 105” moniker since 1986 when the station completed its evolution from Top 40. It now joins Entercom’s recent launches in New York and Dallas with the Alt branding. No yet word on the status of the Live 105 airstaff. KITS ranked 22nd in the San Francisco market with a 1.6 share and 23rd in the San Jose market in the November Nielsen Audio ratings. INSTANT INSIGHT: To drop the Live name after all these years means there likely was a perception study done that showed that the station no longer was held in a positive light by potential listeners as the ratings have shown. Live 105 has m...[Read More]
CBS Alternative “Live 105” KITS San Francisco has relaunched its HD2 as Indie Rock “Indie 105“. The new format replaces Classic Alternative “Classic Live 105“. The company describes the new station as focusing on rock for the digital generation targeting Millenials and Gen Z’ers with “a cutting edge mix of indie rock hits from the streaming and music blog universe”. KITS Program Director Jacent Jackson and Assistant PD/Music Director Aaron Axelsen are overseeing the new brand extension. Live 105 is launching “Indie 105.” It replaces “Classic Live 105” on our HD2 channel and will also live on Radio.com. The new “Indie 105” focuses on rock for the digital generation. It targets Millenials and Gen Z’ers and plays a cutting edge mix of indie rock...[Read More]
CBS Alternative “Live 105” KITS San Francisco will debut “Kevin Klein Live” in mornings on Tuesday, September 2. Led by Kevin Klein, the show will take the slot that has been vacant since the departure of Steve Masters in late 2013. Klein joins from “Playboy Radio” where he hosted mornings. He previously worked at XM’s old MTV and VH1 channels and “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK New York. Joining Klein will be comedians/podcasters Brad Williams and Ally Johnson.
CBS continues its run of eliminating some of the higher profile morning shows brought in to replace Howard Stern as The Woody Show was dropped from Alternative KITS “Live 105” San Francisco joining the likes of Adam Carolla and Opie & Anthony as former CBS employees. Woody, Tony, and Ravey were brought in from afternoons at Q101 in Chicago to replace Stern on KITS.
Entercom seems to think so. The owners of AC 96.5 KOIT, the #1 FM in the market have registered a number of domains connected to CBS owned frequencies in the market. Fresh1053.com and Fresh1053fm.com connect to Modern Rocker KITS “Live 105“, the most successful of the four CBS FM’s in the market in 19th place at 1.7. Fresh997fm.com points to Rhythmic AC KMVQ “Movin 99.7” at 22nd with a 1.4 in the summer book. Fresh1069fm.com relates to Classic Hits KFRC, which relaunched the heritage brand in May, but has been DOA with a 1.2 share, showing slight growth from the former Free-FM Talk format. With the recent changes in New York and Chicago, San Francisco is now CBS’ most struggling cluster. The topography makes some FM’s inaudible in areas, which does...[Read More]