Michael Steele To KTWN As Dir./Operations
September 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM (PT)
MICHAEL STEELE, Head Of Programming & Marketing for THE BILLY BUSH SHOW, has decided to rejoin the local programming scene as Dir./Operations for NORTHERN LIGHTS Hot AC KTWN/MINNEAPOLIS, starting OCTOBER 2nd.
KTWN SVP/GM SAM ELLIOT GAGLIARDI told ALL ACCESS, "I've known of MICHAEL and his work for a long time and have admired what he has accomplished. His diverse music background and work with major talent are the things that match up perfectly with what our plans are for K-TWIN.
"I truly feel we have a unique opportunity here in MINNEAPOLIS to do some things differently and that appealed to MICHAEL -- we are locally owned, willing to take risks and are committed to truly being the hometown radio station. I can't wait for him to start."
STEELE told ALL ACCESS, "Let me get this straight...local owner? Check. Live local airstaff? Check. HUGE promotional budget? Check. Resources of the MINNESOTA TWINS and TARGET FIELD? Check. I get to be creative and program radio without 11 guys looking over my shoulder? OK sign me up!
"Seriously...gigs like this don't exist anymore. You know it has to be pretty special for me to leave my home and life of the last 15 years here in L.A. But when we weighed everything out the opportunity for me, my wife KERI and little girl MARLEY have in MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL is just amazing."
And, STEELE concluded, "I have to thank the POHLAD FAMILY, TWINS President DAVE ST. PETER and SVP/GM SAM ELLIOT for putting their faith in me to create a product with incredible stationality and vibrant personalities. MINNESOTA TWINS baseball on a music based FM radio station? It's gonna be incredible!"
STEELE's long programming career includes stops at KIIS-FM and INDIE 103/LOS ANGELES, as well as KFBM-FM/SAN DIEGO, WEDJ/CHARLOTTE and twice at KQKQ & KDGE/OMAHA.