Christy Taylor And Dustin Carlson Join Mo At ALT AZ 93.3
April 1, 2015 at 5:01 PM (PT)
HUBBARD BROADCASTING Alternative KDKB (ALT AZ 93.3)/PHOENIX has announced the hiring of its first three on-air personalities with the addition of CHRISTY TAYLOR as MD/middayer, DUSTIN CARLSON as APD/afternooner and PHOENIX-area native MONIQUE “MO” RODRIGUEZ in evenings.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the team we’re building, both collectively and as individuals,” said KDKB PD MIKE TIERNEY. “CHRISTY, DUSTIN and MO each have distinctive backgrounds and skill sets that are varied and unique. All three of them have done winning radio at format-leading stations. This is a huge leap forward in the evolution of ALT AZ, and we think we’ve stuck the landing three times.”
CHRISTY arrives from NORTHERN LIGHTS Alternative KTWN (GO 96.3)/MINNEAPOLIS, where she most recently helped launch the station’s new alternative format as Digital/MD. She previously PD/nights at LOCAL MEDIA SAN DIEGO Alternative XTRA-F (91X)/SAN DIEGO.
DUSTIN joins ALT AZ from nights at CBS RADIO Top 40 WODS(103.3 AMP RADIO)/BOSTON. He is also a veteran of the alternative format and the desert, having logged over seven years as APD/PM-drive/Imaging Dir. at CBS Alternative KXTE (X107.5)/LAS VEGAS.
MO joined ALT AZ as its first hire, from sister station Rocker KUPD, where she did part-time and fill-in shifts. Before claiming the night show on ALT AZ, she had a hands-on role in the station’s re-branding and was the first voice listeners heard. She made her mark on-the-air, in the hallways, and with listeners and clients at appearances.
TIERNEY added, "I’ve known CHRISTY for years, and worked with her when she was driving between ALBANY and NEW YORK. Her passion and work ethic were obvious. It’s been no surprise to see her emerge as a major market programmer and personality. Her musical sensibilities and industry relationships will be invaluable for us.
“DUSTIN’s been doing major-market radio for half his life and it shows. He brings high-level programming knowledge and imaging ideas. As a jock, he’s over-the-top creative and confident.
“MO was a star before she ever hit the ‘on’ button. Her personality brightens any room she walks into. And she’s not just from the VALLEY; she’s from MESA. She grew up about a mile from the radio station. Her knowledge of the market is a key asset for us.”