Paul Kelley Named PD For KESZ And KYOT, Mat Mitchel PD At KMXP And KZZP
January 9, 2015 at 9:21 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA/PHOENIX names PAUL KELLEY as PD for AC KESZ and Rhythmic AC KYOT, effective FEBRUARY 2nd. KELLEY will join from iHEARTMEDIA/COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, where he was OM.
"I’m excited to be a part of a station with the heritage of KESZ, and I look forward to continued growth on KYOT THE MOUNTAIN," said KELLEY. "Thanks to STEVE GEOFFERIES, SCOTT HOPECK and BRAD HARDIN for their trust and belief in me to lead these great brands. Also, thanks to RAD MESSICK and the senior programming team for their support over the years in preparing me to grow within iHEARTMEDIA."
"PAUL adds a tremendous amount of multi-format experience to our team," said VP/Programming STEVE GEOFFERIES. "His track record of success with AC will be key to delivering higher results on our heritage KESZ brand, while his tenure as an Operations Manager adds another layer of expertise to our programming team."
"We’re adding more experience and expertise to our programming department while continuing to create an atmosphere of unrivaled professionalism, creativity and most importantly, results," said Market President SCOTT HOPECK.
Mat Mitchel To Program KMXP And KZZP
In addition MAT MITCHEL, who previously served as Program Director for KYOT has been named Program Director for Hot AC KMXP and Top 40 KZZP.
"Having MAT MITCHEL lead our programming efforts on KZZP and KMXP will be a great move for our programming operations," said GEOFFERIES. "Over the last year and half, he’s made KZZP one of the best performing Top 40 brands in the country and we are confident we’ll achieve the same results as he guides and directs the KMXP brand."
MITCHEL added, “2015 is going to be a banner year for iHEARTMEDIA/PHOENIX, and I am so proud to lead the powerful brands in KZZP and KMXP. The opportunity to collaborate with the best talent in the business, including JOHNJAY & RICH, JULIAN On The Radio, and now the MATHEW BLADES Morning Show is a privilege, and an amazing way to start the year!”