WKQX Names Walter Flakus APD/MD
July 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM (PT)
WALTER "TIBERIUS" FLAKUS (WTF??) is the latest to join the sandbox full of misfit toys at MERLIN MEDIA Alternative WKQX (Q87.7)/CHICAGO as APD/MD. FLAKUS retains his MD role at sister Classic Rock WLUP (97.9 THE LOOP).
If his face looks familiar, it could be from his days as a founding member of the band STABBING WESTWARD (1993-2002), when they earned Gold records for both "Wither Blister Burn + Peel" and "Darkest Days." Post-STABBING WESTWARD, STABWALT also spent time at Q PRIME MANAGEMENT and XM SATELLITE RADIO.
WKQX PD PJ said, "If Alternative grew both sets of organs and birthed a human, it would be WALT. His experience in the format as an artist, in management, and in radio is a PDs wet dream. I’m thrilled he wants to join the rest of us at the beginning of the dial."
FLAKUS chimed in, "I'll be sure to keep a box of tissues on my desk. My passion has always been turning people on to new music and I'm thrilled to do it on my home turf!"
"’Alt’ is part of his f’ing name .. how could we not hire him?!?" added MERLIN MEDIA OM JIM RICHARDS.