iHeartMedia has appointed Nick Wize as Assistant Program Director for Hot AC “My 92.9” KMIY, CHR “93.7 KRQ” KRQQ, and Rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.3” KOHT Tucson AZ. Wize will also host afternoons at KRQQ leading to an on-air personality shuffle. KRQQ/KOHT Program Director D-Wayne Chavez will move from afternoons on KRQQ to the same daypart on KOHT. Suzette Rodriguez will slide from afternoons to middays at KOHT replacing the voicetracked Angela Cortez. Wize most recently served as APD/Afternoon Host at iHeart CHR “Channel 95.5” WKQI Detroit until his exit in February. He has also worked in Jacksonville, New York, and Panama City during his career. iHeartMedia announced today that Nick Wize has been named Assistant Program Director for KRQQ, KOHT ...[Read More]
Mike Saffer has been appointed the new Market President for iHeartMedia Tucson. Saffer joins the company from Clear Channel Outdoor where he was VP/Sales in Tucson. He succeeds Carl Anderson who exited at the end of 2016 to become Chief Operating Officer of Tucson based Premier Auto Center and JustTrucks.com. iHeartMedia Tucson announced today that Mike Saffer has been named Market President, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Tucson has a strong cross-platform presence, massive consumer reach and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing radio station brands 93.7 KRQ, My 92.9, Hot 98.3, 97.1 The Bull, Tejano 1600, and news talk brands 790 KNST and 1450 KTZR. iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms a...[Read More]
Dave Adams, Program Director for iHeartMedia Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU and Christian AC “Up 103.7” K279AQ/KLOU-HD2 St. Louis is transferring to Tucson as Senior VP of Programming for the company’s seven station cluster. Adams will oversee programming for Hot AC “My 92.9” KMIY, CHR “93.7 KRQ” KRQQ, Country “97.1 The Bull” KYWD, Rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.3” KOHT, News/Talk 790 KNST and 1450 KTZR, and Tejano “Tejano 1600” KXEW. Adams joined KLOU in January 2015 after four years programming Classic Hits “Oldies 95.7” WRIT and CHR “97.3 Radio Now” WRNW Milwaukee. iHeartMedia announced today that Dave Adams has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the Tucson market, effective October 24....[Read More]
Clear Channel has moved “Mojo In The Morning” from Rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.3” KOHT Tucson to sister Hot AC “My 92.9” KMIY. The program, based at “Channel 95.5” WKQI Detroit had been based at 93.7 KRQQ Tucson before moving to Detroit and later gaining the simulcast back to Tucson on 98.3. At KMIY the program replaces KBIG Los Angeles’ Valentine. At KOHT, the station ran jockless music this morning but Tucson Weekly reports that the station will begin airing the “Breakfast Club” based at “Power 105.1” WWPR New York.
Update 11/18: The long expected flip of “92.9 The Mountain” took place at 5:00pm today as the station dropped its Modern AC format for a poppier blend as “My 92.9“. Listen to the launch at FormatChange.com. The new station is branding itself as “The 80’s, Now, and Everything In Between”. The first hour consisted of: Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun Adele – Rolling In The Deep Script – Breakeven Lady Antebellum – Just A Kiss Aerosmith – Cryin One Republic – Good Life Jason Mraz – I’m Yours Pink – Raise Your Glass Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me Train – Hey Soul Sister Taio Cruz – Dynamite Mumford And Sons – Little Lion Man O...[Read More]