987FM/L.A. Names Mike Kaplan PD
March 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM (PT)
CCM+E Alternative KYSR (987FM)/LOS ANGELES names MIKE KAPLAN as its new PD overseeing all on-air and digital programming for 987FM effective MAY 6th. He replaces JULIE PILAT who relinquished PD duties at 987FM back in DECEMBER to focus on her APD/MD duties at sister Top 40 KIIS (102.7 KISSFM). She continues as CLEAR CHANNEL's National Brand Coordinator for Alternative Rock and artist development.
KAPLAN joins from the PD post at ENTERCOM Alternative KNDD (107.7 THE END) and Triple A KMTT (103.7 THE MOUNTAIN)/SEATTLE.
"The opportunity to join the biggest Alternative Rock station in the country is an honor and at the same time I'm psyched to join the No. 1 media company in the world,” said KAPLAN. “KYSR has a strong foundation and I'm looking forward to collaborating with the entire CLEAR CHANNEL LOS ANGELES team to build upon the brand’s success."
CCM+E/LOS ANGELES VP/Programming ANDREW JEFFRIES said, "People are what make this industry special -- MIKE is a great addition to CLEAR CHANNEL/LOS ANGELES’ programming team. He has a unique skill to focus and connect stations with listeners. MIKE is a leader and brand builder who boasts an impressive success record in his alternative programming career. I’m thrilled to have him join our talented LOS ANGELES programming team."