iHeartMedia has promoted Geoff ‘G-Off’ Owens to Program Director of Rhythmic Hot AC “Jam’n 107.5” KXJM Banks/Portland OR and Rhythmic CHR 104.9 KUBE Eatonville/Tacoma WA. Owens had been serving as APD/MD for KXJM and Afternoon Host of both KXJM and KUBE. He has been with KXJM since 2004 as an intern when it was on 95.5 owned by Rose City Radio. He followed the station to 107.5 through CBS and iHeartMedia ownership and was promoted to night host in 2010 and afternoon host in 2012. He added APD/MD duties last year. iHeartMedia announced today that Geoff “G-Off” Owens has been named Program Director for JAM’N 107.5, Portland’s #1 for Hip Hop and Throwbacks, in Portland and KUBE 104.9, Tacoma’s Hip Hop, in Seattle/Tacoma, effective immediately. Owens w...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 107.5” KXJM Banks/Portland OR quietly dropped all of its currents and recurrents and has flipped to Classic Hip-Hop. No changes to the name or on-air lineup accompany the change. KXJM had a Classic Hip-Hop component to its playlist since returning to the “Jam’n” name in 2014. KXJM gained a direct format competitor in August 2016 when Alpha Media debuted “We 96.3” KWEE West Linn as a current intensive Rhythmic CHR. KXJM’s 1.8 share in the December 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings was barely ahead of KWEE’s 1.7, however KXJM had nearly double the cume.
iHeartMedia has named Tim ‘Romeo’ Herbster as Senior VP/Programming for its Pacific Northwest region and Program Director of CHR “Z100” 100.3 KKRZ and Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 107.5” KXJM Portland. In addition to the two Portland stations he will directly manage, Herbster will also oversee programming for all of iHeartRadio’s stations in Anchorage and Fairbanks AK, Seattle and Spokane WA, and Portland. Most recently he was serving as Vice President Of Special Programming Projects for the company’s National Programming Projects in addition to hosting his nationally syndicated “Most Requested Live with Romeo” and “The iHeartRadio Countdown”, which will both continue. Herbster previously has programmed CHR “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia, ...[Read More]
Kristina “With A K” Zsenyuk is moving from Portland to Chicago to take over mornings at iHeartMedia Hot AC “93.9 My-FM” WLIT. Currently serving as MD/Morning Host at iHeart’s Rhythmic “Jam’n 107.5” KXJM Portland, Kristina had been voicetracking a weekend shift on WLIT. She will be replacing Paul “Cubby” Bryant in mornings at WLIT. Bryant had been voicetracking his show from New York where he continues in mornings at Rhythmic Hot AC 103.5 WKTU. Kristina will debut in Chicago on Monday, June 1.
Clear Channel Rhythmic CHR “Wild 107.5” KXJM Portland has relaunched as “Jam’n 107.5“. Now positioning itself as “Jams from Today & Back in the Day”, the station is adding gold component to its library. The station is promoting itself as featuring “today’s hottest rhythmic hits including Drake, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Jay Z, Beyonce, Mackelmore, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Flo Rida while also embraceing its Hip Hop and R&B legacy, with jams from back in the day like Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 2 Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, Ja Rule, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Aaliyah and more”. “We’re excited to bring back JAM’N for Portland listeners,” said Mark Adams, VP/Programming, Clear Channel ...[Read More]