Keith Hastings New KISS PD
June 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM (PT)
KEITH HASTINGS has left GREATER MEDIA Classic Rocker WCSX/DETROIT for the PD post at COX MEDIA GROUP Classic Rocker KISS/SAN ANTONIO.
HASTINGS replaces L.A. LLOYD who left the station last year. HASTINGS officially became WCSX PD in FEBRUARY of this year (NET NEWS 2/27), replacing BRENT ALBERTS who left WCSX in NOVEMBER of last year.
"KISS is one of the legendary rock brands in the nation and I'm excited to have one of the best rock programmers in KEITH HASTINGS take the station to the next level," said DAN LAWRIE, CMG SAN ANTONIO VP and Market Manager. "KEITH brings strong leadership, creativity and the ability to develop great talent; assets that will help grow THE BILLY MADISON SHOW (Morning Show) and the station as a whole.”
"After talking to a number of rock PD's in the past few months, I was most impressed with KEITH," said STEVE SMITH CMG’s VP of Programming. "He knows the rock format and knows what it takes to be competitive today. It's great to have KEITH join our programming team in SAN ANTONIO, and I'm confident he will add to our already solid momentum we have in that market."
Prior to programming WCSX, HASTINGS served as an independent, on-site consultant, launching CONNOISSEUR MEDIA's Rock WWSK/LONG ISLAND last SEPTEMBER and had been on-site overseeing the programming efforts of GREATER MEDIA's WCSX since NOVEMBER 2012.
HASTING's career includes 18 years with SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, holding PD positions at WAQY/SPRINGFIELD, MA, WLZR/MILWAUKEE, and WHQG/MILWAUKEE, as well as launching and consulting KAZR/DES MOINES and WLZX/SPRINGFIELD.