KMJ Ups Blake Taylor To PD
July 21, 2014 at 5:36 AM (PT)
CUMULUS News-Talk KMJ-A and KMJ-F/FRESNO has upped APD/morning news anchor BLAKE TAYLOR to PD, replacing SKIP ESSICK, who left after seven years with the stations (NET NEWS 7/11). TAYLOR joined KMJ in 2007 after five years at AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA News-Talk KERN-A.
EVP/Co-COO JOHN DICKEY said, "BLAKE TAYLOR's news experience, digital savvy and competitive energy make him the perfect PD to bring a new generation of listeners to the legendary KMJ-AM and FM. We're pleased that BLAKE continues to grow with CUMULUS MEDIA.”
TAYLOR said, "I've served as News Director at KMJ for almost 7 years now, and we've experienced some amazing growth during that time. But there are many more opportunities ahead as we continue to grow our audience while maintaining our position as the go-to breaking news station in CALIFORNIA's CENTRAL VALLEY. I look forward to taking on the challenge!"