Charese Fruge Departs KEGY To Devote Full-time Attention To KMXB & KXTE/Las Vegas
April 23, 2012 at 3:21 AM (PT)
CBS Top KEGY (ENERGY 103.7)/SAN DIEGO and Hot AC KMXB (MIX 94.1) & Alternative KXTE (X107.5)/LAS VEGAS PD CHARESE FRUGE has decided to focus exclusively on KMXB and KXTE, giving up the PD post at ENERGY 103.7 which flipped from Hot AC to Top 40 last month (NET NEWS 3/29).
FRUGE, who will make the transition around JUNE 1st, told her staff, "After very difficult consideration and thought, I have decided to return to LAS VEGAS and devote 100% of my time and attention to KMXB and KXTE. KEGY deserves full time, attention and focus, and it would be difficult for me to bring my 'A Game' here while trying to maintain the equity I have built in LAS VEGAS.
"I would like to thank the CBS management team for supporting and respecting my decision. I have learned so much from KEVIN WEATHERLY and his team in such a short period of time, and am truly grateful that I'll be able to apply that to furthering the success with KMXB and KXTE.
"I will miss SAN DIEGO and our team, but my house in VEGAS will have an extra room for guests. I look forward to continuing to nurture the longtime friends and colleagues I have made in SAN DIEGO."
CBS/SAN DIEGO SVP/Market Mgr BOB BOLINGER added, "I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to CHARESE for everything she has done for us in SAN DIEGO. It has been a privilege to be in business with her and while this is the right move for CHARESE and CBS, we will greatly miss her amazing talents, leadership and passion.
"Between now and JUNE 1st, we'll plan a proper Cajun send off for CHARESE, but in the meantime, please join me in congratulating her and wishing her only the best. Our loss is LAS VEGAS’ huge gain."
CBS SVP/Programming KEVIN WEATHERLY told ALL ACCESS, "We are beginning the process of looking for a full time PD for ENERGY in SAN DIEGO."