KDWB Hires Rich Davis As Its New Program Director
December 27, 2011 at 9:53 AM (PT)
Legendary CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KDWB/MINNEAPOLIS has hired CC/NASHVILLE OM and WRVW (107.5 THE RIVER)/NASHVILLE PD RICH DAVIS as its new PD.
This marks a return to KDWB for DAVIS who was APD/MD from 1997 to 1999, before heading to NASHVILLE. DAVIS, whose start date is undetermined, but will begin sometime after the NEW YEAR, is replacing ROB MORRIS who announced he was leaving company earlier this month, (NET NEWS 12/5).
CLEAR CHANNEL/MINNEAPOLIS OM GREGG SWEDBERG said, "RICH is the perfect choice to lead KDWB. I don't know what I am more impressed with: his creativity, his leadership, or his competitive spirit. He's a great broadcaster and the fact that he knows the market as well as he does is an added bonus."
"RICH's track record in NASHVILLE and his MINNEAPOLIS connection made him a fantastic choice, added CLEAR CHANNEL MINNEAPOLIS President/Market Manager MIKE CRUSHAM. "We are stoked that RICH is coming to take KDWB to an even higher performance level."
DAVIS commented, "I can't tell you how pumped I am to be chosen for a second tour of duty at the mighty KDWB, a radio station I truly love. Thanks to MIKE CRUSHAM, GREGG SWEDBERG, TOM SCHURR, and CLAY HUNNICUTT for the opportunity. I look forward to continuing the amazing heritage of playing the hits and winning in the TWIN CITIES. Only a station like KDWB could have gotten me to leave what to this point has become my second home of NASHVILLE, TN. I'd also like to say thanks to DAN ENDOM, MARK KOPELMAN and JON ZELLNER for their blessing in moving on in my career and to my NASHVILLE team for 11 amazing years.