94.5 San Jose

Daena ‘DK’ Kramer Joins Alpha San Jose As General Sales Manager

After a successful run as part of morning shows in Las Vegas and Houston, Daena ‘DK’ Kramer is returning to sales as General Sales Manager for Alpha Media San Jose. Kramer began her career in sales for CBS Radio Las Vegas in 2007 before joining the “Dave & Mahoney” show at Alternative “X107.5” KXTE in 2009. In 2015, the trio transferred to Hot AC “Mix 96.5” KHMX Houston. Kramer was let go in January 2017 when Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney moved back to KXTE. Alpha owns Classic Hits “94.5 Bay-FM” KBAY and Hot AC “Mix 106” 106.5 KEZR in San Jose. Alpha Media, San Jose, CA announced Daena Kramer has been named General Sales Manager. Kramer started her radio career in Las Vegas, NV with CBS Radio in 2007. As an account...[Read More]

Dave Numme Joins Alpha Media As KBAY/KEZR San Jose Conten Director

Alpha Media has named Dave Numme as Content Director for Classic Hits “94.5 Bay-FM” KBAY and Hot AC “Mix 106” 106.5 KEZR San Jose. Numme most recently programmed “Rock 98.9” KVRQ Seattle until its flip to Country in December. He programmed Rock 101.1 KUFO Portland from 1991-2006 eventually rising to Operation Manager for the then CBS Radio (now Alpha) Portland cluster. He later served as VP/Rock & Alternative for CBS Radio and PD of Alternative “Live 105” KITS. Numme supplants Ronnie Stanton as KBAY/KEZR PD. Stanton will remain as VP/Content for Alpha but relocated back to his native Australia in March. Alpha Media, San Jose, CA names Dave Numme Content Director of KBAY and KEZR. Upon discovering an undeniable passion for radio while sti...[Read More]

Lori Heeren Joins Alpha Media As San Jose Market Manager

Alpha Media has appointed Lori Heeren as Market Manager for its San Jose cluster overseeing Classic Hits “94.5 Bay-FM” KBAY and Hot AC “Mix 106.5” KEZR. Heeren served as Director of Strategic Sales for Beasley Media Las Vegas until earlier this year. She has also led Reno Media Group as VP/General Manager from 2012-2015 and earlier in her career worked for CBS Radio as General Sales Manager for its Las Vegas cluster as well as stints at Americom Las Vegas and EZ Communications Seattle. Alpha Media, San Jose announces Lori Heeren as Market Manager. The market is home to KBAY and KEZR. Lori’s 30-year career includes Vice President and General Manager of Reno Media Group and Director of Sales for CBS Radio/Las Vegas. She also served as Director of Strategic Sales for B...[Read More]

Bruce Scott Joins KBAY For Mornings

Alpha Media Classic Hits “94.5 Bay-FM” KBAY Gilroy/San Jose CA has named Bruce Scott as its new morning host. Scott spent 2012-2015 in afternoons at iHeartMedia AC 103.5 KOST Los Angeles and over a decade in mornings at 104.5 WGLD/WJJK Indianapolis. Scott will debut on January 17. Alpha Media, San Jose announced today the addition of Bruce Scott to Bay FM. He will host mornings starting Tuesday, January 17th. Previously, Scott worked for KOST in Los Angeles, CA. Alpha Media VP of Programming and Bay FM Program Director, Ronnie Stanton commented on the announcement, “It’s very exciting to add Bruce to the refreshed sound of Bay FM. He brings years of experience and a great radio brain to create an upbeat and fun morning show with the greatest hits of all time for the Bay Area.&#...[Read More]

KBAY San Jose To Flip To Classic Hits

Alpha Media AC 94.5 KBAY Gilroy/San Jose will flip to Classic Hits “94.5 Bay-FM” at 5pm on Christmas Day. KBAY is promoting “one last present from KBAY” at the 5pm time. The format change comes following the hiring of Ronnie Stanton as Program Director of KBAY and sister Hot AC “Mix 106.5” KEZR as well as VP/Programming overseeing all of Alpha’s Alternative, Classic Hits, Classic Rock, Oldies, and Rock stations. The station also let go of morning co-host Lissa Kreisler concurrent with the retirement of Sam Van Zandt last week. While KBAY was the only AC targeting the South Bay, both Entercom’s 96.5 KOIT and iHeartMedia’s “98.1 The Breeze” KISQ are heard in the market. KBAY will become the only Classic Hits station in San Jos...[Read More]

KBAY Drops Sam & Lissa Morning Show

Alpha Media AC 94.5 KBAY San Jose CA is making a change in mornings. With Sam Van Zandt retiring, the station has also let go of co-host Lissa Kreisler with the duo doing a farewell show today following 12 years together. The San Jose Mercury News reports that morning hosts from competitors Country 95.3 KRTY and Classical 104.9 KXSC called in to pay tribute. With new Program Director Ronnie Stanton now in place, KBAY is left with just one on-air host: middayer Jona Denz-Hamilton.

Ronnie Stanton Joins Alpha Media As VP/Programming & KBAY/KEZR PD

Alpha Media has named Ronnie Stanton as Vice President of Programming overseeing five formats and Program Director of AC 94.5 KBAY and Hot AC “Mix 106.5” KEZR San Jose CA. Stanton, who has spent his entire career so-far in Australia and Canada, will have direct oversight of Alpha’s Alternative, Classic Hits, Classic Rock, Oldies, and Rock stations. He comes to Alpha from Corus Radio where he served as VP/National Brands & Programming, Morning Show Coach, and PD of Alternative 99.3 CFOX Vancouver. He has also worked for Astral Media as OM/PD of their Vancouver stations and PD/Morning host at multiple Australian stations. Alpha Media announced today Ronnie Stanton has been named Vice President of Programming with direct oversight of the Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative,...[Read More]

2016 Post-Christmas Format Change Rundown/Watchlist

If you're trying to find a gift for a hard-to-please tech geek, or if you just want to treat yourself to something nice, go to the Fybush.com Store for 10 percent off any of our calendars! Just enter the coupon code "INSIGHT" on the checkout page. This offer is good through the end of January. We once again reach the time of the year when many stations prepare to come out of the Christmas season. This year the addition of many new translators from the AM Revitalization Period will potentially increase the amount of stations making changes after Christmas or New Years. Completed Changes 1/2 – One Putt Broadcasting moves AAA “99.3 The Jewel” KJWL Fresno CA to 105.5 and rebranding as Soft AC “K-Jewel” replacing Classic Hip-Hop “Rewind 105.5“, while 99...[Read More]