Mid-West/Springfield, MO Names JD Garfield OM And PD Of KOSP; Shadow Upped To KQRA PD
September 13, 2013 at 4:53 PM (PT)
MID-WEST FAMILY names Top 40/Rhythmic WJQM (93.1 JAMZ)/MADISON PD JD GARFIELD OM for Top 40/Rhythmic KOSP (92.9 THE BEAT) and Active Rock KQRA/SPRINGFIELD, MO. GARFIELD will also serve as PD of KOSP. At the same time, SHADOW has been promoted to PD for KQRA.
GARFIELD succeeds KRISTEN BERGMAN, who left the cluster in AUGUST to take a PR position with MOROCH PARTNERS (NET NEWS, 8/20). "When I started at WJQM in 2007, we didn't even have a studio," GARFIELD told ALL ACCESS, "It was running off of a laptop on my boss RANDY HAWKE's desk. In the last six years, we've grown WJQM to be a true player and tough competitor in MADISON. It's bittersweet to deliver today's news. I leave behind so many great friends and colleagues here in MADISON, but I look forward to the many relationships I'll forge in SPRINGMO (as we call it). I look forward to the challenges ahead."
GARFIELD added, "Oh and by the way...WJQM actually has a studio now. We only ran off of RANDY's desk for a short while."
SHADOW said, "As most know I've been at KQRA since it's inception in 2002 so this transition is very seamless to me. I''m excited to bring everything I've learned to the table and keep the brand that is Q102 SPRINGFIELD's Rock Station moving forward while also bringing in my own style. I've got great mentors at MID-WEST FAMILY BROADCASTING."
SHADOW will also move to middays from afternoons on KQRA, while night jock and MD BROCK HAVENS will move to afternoons.
GARFIELD will be in the MID-WEST FAMILY offices in MADISON through SEPTEMBER 27th. His e-mail address, email@example.com, and cell phone number will remain the same when he heads to SPRINGFIELD.