Rick Vaughn To Program Power And Wild In Atlanta
August 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT has appointed RICK VAUGHN as PD of just-flipped Top 40 WKLS (POWER 96.1)/ATLANTA (NET NEWS, 8/29), as well as sister Top 40 Rhythmic WWVA (WiLD 105.7 and 96.7). VAUGHN previously programmed CCM+E sister Top 40 WKSC/CHICAGO.
In a statement to the press, OM BRIAN MICHEL said, "I am thrilled to start a new era in ATLANTA radio for CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT. We are putting our unmatched leverage, creativity, and resources into creating not just a great cluster of stations, but one that consistently wins. To be able to do that, we are assembling the best team to carry out the mission here. I am proud to have RICK VAUGHN -- one of the most respected programmers in the country and a true Top 40 specialist -- take the reigns as PD for both the new POWER 96.1 and our Rhythmic Top 40 product, WILD 105.7 & 96.7. I look forward to building great brands with RICK and making CLEAR CHANNEL/ATLANTA even better."
In CHICAGO, VP/Programming & Operations TONY COLE told ALL ACCESS, "I have started the search for a new PD."