San Francisco

Jacent Jackson Returns To San Francisco To Program KFOG

Cumulus Media’s 104.5 KFOG San Francisco/97.7 KFGG Los Gatos/San Jose has announced the addition of Jacent Jackson as Program Director. Jackson most recently programmed Alternative “Live 105” 105.3 KITS until Entercom relaunched the station as “Alt 105.3” in December 2017. He has also programmed in Milwaukee and Boise during his career. The move comes as KFOG shies further away from its AAA heritage into a more Alternative Rock leaning position following the addition of the Woody Show for mornings. Jackson replaces Mat Bates, who exited the station earlier this month after just seven months. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed 20-year Rock programming professional Jacent Jackson as Program Director for San Francisco’s legendary Rock station, KFOG 104...[Read More]

Karina Farias Joins KOIT/KUFX San Francisco As Music Director

Bonneville AC 96.5 KOIT San Francisco and Classic Rock “98.5 K-Fox” KUFX San Jose has appointed Karina Farias as Music Director. Farias joins Bonneville from Bryan Broadcasting Country “Maverick 100.9” KVMX Wheelock/College Station TX and Classic Country “Willy 97.7” K249ET College Station. She also hosts weekends on Entercom Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM Houston. Bonneville International San Francisco / Bay Area based KOIT-FM (96.5 KOIT) “Today’s Hits & Yesterday’s Favorites” and KUFX-FM (98.5 KFOX) “The South Bay’s Classic Rock Station” welcomes Karina Farias as Music Director. Karina Farias will handle the daily music responsibilities for the Bay Area’s top-rated AC 96.5 KOIT and Class...[Read More]

People Moves 6/22

Great Plains Media CHR “105.9 Kiss-FM” KKSW Lawrence KS has added Joshua James as 10am-3pm midday host. James previously spent five years at Steel City Media Country “Q104” 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City including time in afternoons. KKSW 105.9 KISS, the #1 hit music station in NE Kansas, welcomes new midday host Joshua James to the on-air lineup. Joshua James has worked in the Kansas City market since 2006. “We are thrilled to welcome Joshua James to the 105.9 KISS family,” says Beth Cruise, Program Director of KKSW. “His enthusiasm and love for the community will be a perfect fit with our long term relationship with the University of Kansas Jayhawks and our listeners in Topeka and the Western suburbs of Kansas City.” “I am excited to join the family environment here at 10...[Read More]

Liberal Talk Returns To San Francisco

iHeartMedia has flipped “ESPN Deportes 910” KKSF Oakland/San Francisco to Liberal Talk “Real Talk 910“. The station will carry a syndicated lineup of Stephanie Miller from 6-9am, Thom Hartmann 9am-12pm, advice host Clark Howard 12-3pm, and Norman Goldman from 3-6pm. iHeartRadio’s “Daily Dive” news podcast will make its terrestrial radio debut at 5:40am weekdays. The company previously ran the format on as “960 The Quake” KQKE and “Green 960” KKGN from 2004-2012. iHeartMedia San Francisco today announced the launch of the progressive talk station, “Real Talk 910” featuring forward-thinking political talk and opinions that embrace the values of social, economic and environmental justice, along with human rights, democracy and ...[Read More]

Megan Holiday Returns To KITS

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]

Elvis Medina Joins Alt 105.3 San Francisco For Mornings

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]

People Moves 5/22: R-Dub Rises To Supreme Commander At Local Media San Diego

Local Media San Diego has agreed to a contract extension with CHR “Z90.3” XHTZ and Rhythmic AC “Magic 92.5” XHRM Tijuana/San Diego Program Director Randy “R Dub” Williams. Williams has served as Program Director of the two stations since 2011 after previously programming “Hot 92.3” KHHT Los Angeles. With the new deal his title will be changed to Supreme Commander. Local Media San Diego announces that the company has re-signed XHTZ & XHRM Program Director and Afternoon Personality R Dub! to a new, multi-year deal. R Dub! joined the stations in April of 2011. With the agreement, comes R Dub!’s new title of Supreme Commander (we’re serious), where he will continue to oversee the programming, strategy and branding of the company’s CHR, AC an...[Read More]

Doug Harvill Joins Cumulus San Francisco As Market Manager

Former CBS Radio San Francisco SVP/Market Manager Doug Harvill has joined Cumulus Media San Francisco in the same position. Harvill oversaw the CBS Radio San Francisco cluster from 2005 until the closing of its sale to Entercom last November. He also spent nine years as Market Manager of CBS Radio Sacramento from 1996 through 2005. Prior to that he was Vice President and National Program Director for EZ Communications. Harvill succeeds Justin Wittmayer, who has overseen the Cumulus San Francisco cluster since September 2014. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed San Francisco media executive Doug Harvill as Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-San Francisco. Harvill joins Cumulus after running CBS Radio-San Francisco, where he was Senior Vice President and Market Manager...[Read More]

Radio Zindagi Moves As 95.7 The Game San Francisco Adds AM Simulcast

Entercom has flipped Brokered Indian “Radio Zindagi” 1550 KZDG San Francisco to a simulcast of their Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ. The newly minted 1550 KGMZ and 95.7 KGMZ-FM will break the simulcast for play-by-play overlap including moving Oakland Athletics baseball to 1550 when 95.7 carries Golden State Warriors playoff games. The “Radio Zindagi” programming will continue to air on Entercom’s 105.3 KITS-HD2, but has moved on AM to KLOK Media’s 1170 KLOK San Jose replacing its former “Desi 1170” Indian programming. Entercom, the nation’s unrivaled leader in sports radio, announced today the launch of sports content on KGMZ-AM 1550 The GAME in San Francisco. The AM station will simulcast content from sister station 95.7-FM in San ...[Read More]

BIlly Vidal Promoted To KRBQ Program Director

Entercom Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ San Francisco has promoted Music Director Billy Vidal to Program Director. Vidal joined KRBQ in 2015 and was promoted to Music Director in June 2017. KRBQ had been programmed by Elroy Smith until Urban AC 102.9 KBLX was spun off to Bonneville as part of the CBS Radio merger. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced that current mid-day host and Music Director Billy Vidal has been promoted to Program Director for San Francisco station Q102.1 (KRBQ-FM). Vidal’s new role is in addition to his current on-air responsibilities hosting Q102.1’s midday show on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST. “Billy has a great understanding of this format and more importantly the Bay Area market,” s...[Read More]

People Moves 4/25: Job Duty Shuffle For iHeartMedia Phoenix/Tucson

iHeartMedia is shuffling duties for three Phoenix and Tucson staffers. Reid Spivey moves from APD/Afternoon Host of Hot AC “Mix 96.9” KMXP and APD of CHR “104.7 Kiss-FM” KZZP Phoenix to APD/Afternoon Host at Country 102.5 KNIX Phoenix. Rameen Madani moves from Program Director of Hot AC “My 92.9” KMIY and APD of CHR “93.7 KRQ” KRQQ to take the APD roles and KMXP and KZZP. Meanwhile Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Tucson David Adams will add day to day programming duties for KMIY. iHeartMedia’s Arizona Region announced today new programming roles for Reid Spivey, Rameen Madani and David Adams, effective May 3. iHeartMedia Arizona has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — b...[Read More]

Woody Show Returns To San Francisco On KFOG

Cumulus AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco and 97.7 KFFG Los Altos/San Jose has become the first non iHeartMedia owned affiliate for “The Woody Show”. The Woody Show previously aired in San Francisco on “Live 105” 105.3 KITS from January 2006 until April 2009 where it replaced Howard Stern following his move to Sirius. The show has been based at iHeartMedia’s “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles since April 2014 and began being syndicated by Premiere Networks last year. It currently airs on sixteen iHeart owned stations. The Woody Show will debut on KFOG on Monday, April 30. With the addition of the show, Alicia Tyler moves from mornings to middays as midday host Steve Rockwell exits. We are happy to announce that we will finally be making our return to Bay Area ...[Read More]