Clear Channel/Phoenix Realigns Its Programming Team
January 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL/PHOENIX has shuffled its programming team. Dir./Programming and Operations SMOKEY RIVERS will shift his daily focus from News/Talk KFYI-A and XTRA Sports KGME-A to Country KNIX. Former ENTERCOM Talk KMBZ-A-F/KANSAS CITY PD NEIL LARRIMORE has been hired to be PD of KFYI-A and KGME-A.
RIVERS, who will also oversee Adult Standards KOY-A, succeeds MARK MEDINA at KNIX, who transferred to CLEAR CHANNEL's WASHINGTON, D.C. cluster in NOVEMBER. He'll now work with KNIX APD/MD KEVIN MANNION.
Meanwhile, sister Top 40 KZZP and Rhythmic AC KYOT (EVA 95.5) PD TIM RICHARDS passes the programming reigns of EVA 95.5, to sister Hot AC PD RON PRICE Completing the team is sister AC KESZ PD KEVIN GOSSETT, who's also the cluster’s Digital PD.
"This is an incomparable corps of experienced programming talent, each dedicated to providing an entertaining, engaging, and informative experience for our consumers wherever and whenever they want us, CLEAR CHANNEL/PHOENIX Pres./Market Manager JEFF ENGLAND said. "They help make it clear why we are enthusiastic about future growth at CLEAR CHANNEL/PHOENIX."