Vernon Kelson Named WKYS APD/MD
May 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE Urban WKYS/WASHINGTON, D.C. PD NEKE HOWSE has tapped VERNON KELSON to be its new APD/MD.
“It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I inform you that VERNON KELSON has accepted the APD/MD position for WKYS,” said HOWSE. “He will have big shoes to fill as I was blessed to have DIONNE BURKETT-LEWIS in this position prior to KELSON’s acceptance. I am confident he is up for the challenge as he is celebrating his tenth anniversary in radio.”
KELSON is a graduate of TOWSON STATE UNIVERSITY. He began his career with RADIO ONE in his native BALTIMORE at WERQ/WWIN. His experience includes board-operator, promotion/production assistant, assistant MD and social media savvy.
RADIO ONE BALTIMORE OM AL PAYNE is happy about KELSON’s promotion. “While we will miss KELSON’s focus, determination, passion for the lifestyle and our brands on a day-to-day basis, we are elated to see him grow within the company.”
PAYNE is now looking for KELSON’s replacement. The position is APD/MD for Urban WERQ (92-Q) and WWIN-A (SPIRIT 1400). PAYNE says the ideal candidate will have previous MD/APD experience, live and breathe the hip-hop lifestyle and music. This position requires prior experience with and knowledge of RCS/Selector, Linker, VoxPro and WideOrbit/Scott Studios.
Qualified applicants should log on to www.radio-one.com and post their packages. RADIO ONE is an EOE employer. No phone calls.