WRKS Taps Fred 'Bugsy' Buggs As APD
March 7, 2012 at 9:10 AM (PT)
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS Urban AC WRKS (98.7 KISS FM)/NEW YORK has named FRED "BUGSY" BUGGS, as its APD. BUGGS has over 18 years of experience at EMMIS/NEW YORK, ranging from being an on-air midday personality at KISS FM's sister station Top 40/R WQHT (HOT 97), on-air personality throughout a number of dayparts on KISS FM and most currently being in the seat as the producer for THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW.
"BUGSY has extensive knowledge about the market and its history. He has been a great example of someone who has a solid history here at EMMIS/NY and has done everything from midday jock on HOT 97 to being the TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW producer," said PD JAY DIXON. "BUGSY is a well-rounded talent in all areas with great leadership skills, is committed to our mission and is the ideal person to solidify the KISS brand."
BUGGS will continue to be the producer for THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW.
"This completes a solid programming team to ensure the success of KISS FM and the movement up the ranker to KISS FM's rightful position. I am confident that is only a few months away," said SVP/GM ALEX CAMERON.
"I'm humbled," said BUGGS. "It's great to be on the management team for EMMIS/NEW YORK, a place I've called home for quite some time now and where I’ve spent most of my career. I'm looking forward to continued growth opportunities and bigger things to come with my KISS family and am just ready to win and keep the successes going."