It's Programming Stripes For Carlos Duran At KKOB
May 3, 2013 at 5:08 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Top 40 KKOB (KOB-FM)/ALBUQUERQUE ups CARLOS DURAN to PD of the heritage station.
"Putting CARLOS in the KOB-FM programming chair was a no-brainer," said OM KRIS ABRAMS. "His hands have been all over the station for 10+ years. Nobody has more sweat and equity into this brand."
SVP/Programming JAN JEFFRIES points out, "CARLOS showed his tenacity and strong work ethic for years as Assistant PD, implementing and polishing the CUMULUS strategy. We are proud of him and look forward to a long and successful future together doing great radio in ALBUQUERQUE!"
DURAN will continue to host KOB-FM's "Morning Mayhem" program in addition to his new responsibilities.
VP/GM JIM CHRISTOFERSON added, "CARLOS has been the 'heart and soul' of KOB-FM. Not only is he a top-tier talent, now as PD, he will better be able to channel his vision and energy into making the station even more attractive to listeners and advertisers."
"JIM CHRISTOFERSON has an exceptional and focused drive to win," adds DURAN. "I am extremely honored to be working with my CUMULUS corporate partners in JAN JEFFRIES, MIKE MCVAY and JEFF ANDREWS. And, I'm extremely eager to reconnect with OM KRIS ABRAMS, whom I have long considered to be a mentor as he originally hired me at KOB-FM a decade ago. I would to thank all of them for entrusting me with a brand I am fully invested and believe in."