Cat Thomas Named VP/Programming For CBS Radio Las Vegas
J.B. King Named KLUC PD; J. Love Named KMXB PD
April 23, 2015 at 1:37 PM (PT)
CAT THOMAS has been named VP/Programming for CBS RADIO LAS VEGAS by SVP/Market Manager JERRY McKENNA. THOMAS will oversee Top 40 KLUC (98.5), Hot AC KMXB (MIX 94.1), Alternative KXTE (X107.5), News/Talk KXNT-F/A (NEWSRADIO 100.5 FM/840 AM) and Sports KXST (CBS SPORTS RADIO 1140 AM). The appointment is effective on MONDAY, MAY 4th.
THOMAS will continue to serve as the day-to-day programmer for KXTE, KXNT-F/A and KXST.
“CAT THOMAS is a veteran programming executive whose experience in this market is unmatched,” said McKENNA. “He has successfully programmed 98.5 KLUC for the better part of two decades and most recently, has been the driving force behind the success of our spoken word brands. Our stations are in very capable hands.”
Added THOMAS, “This is a dream come true. We have the biggest brands in the market and I have loved this group since we put these stations together in 1996. None of this would be possible without the passion of our staffs. As the great WOODY HAYES said, ‘You Win With People!’ and we have great people from top to bottom.”
THOMAS succeeds CHARESE FRUGE, who has been named VP/Programming and OM of CBS RADIO/HOUSTON (NET NEWS, 4/23).
In a related announcement, JOHN BERNARD (J.B. KING) has been promoted from APD to PD of 98.5 KLUC and JONATHAN CAMPBELL (J. LOVE) has been elevated from APD/MD of MIX 94.1 to PD of the station.
“MIX 94.1 and 98.5 KLUC are the two biggest brands in LAS VEGAS and each need the love and care they deserve,” said THOMAS. “I have worked hand in hand with JB for years, and can attest to his passion and champion’s attitude. J.LOVE has been a winner everywhere he goes and we have total confidence in him at the helm of MIX 94.1 as we work together to keep the station a dominant force in LAS VEGAS.”