Laurie Cantillo Exiting CC/Phoenix For Harpo Radio PD Gig
July 18, 2006 at 3:01 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL News/Talk KFYI-A and Sports KGME-A/PHOENIX PD LAURIE CANTILLO is exiting to take on the PD role at HARPO RADIO, OPRAH WINFREY's newly-created radio division in CHICAGO. CANTILLO has been with CLEAR CHANNEL since APRIL of 2000, and her last day will be JULY 28th. CC/PHOENIX Dir. of Programming/Operations SMOKEY RIVERS will assume the role of PD for both stations until a replacement is found.
Commented CANTILLO, "There's only one job in AMERICA that would pull me away from my friends at 550 KFYI and XTRA SPORTS 910, and this is it. I have been blessed to work with the finest team of radio professionals in AMERICA and know that they will continue to dominate the PHOENIX radio market."
In other related 550 KFYI news, the station simultaneously announced the promotion of night news anchor GEORGE OBI to anchor of the station's midday news for the RUSH LIMBAUGH and SEAN HANNITY shows. HANNA SCOTT, currently with METRO NETWORKS and a weekend KFYI anchor, will take over the night news anchor position.