Ohana Media Group KFAT/Anchorage Lands Scott 'Lugnut' Dwyer For PD/mornings
June 1, 2016 at 1:57 PM (PT)
OHANA MEDIA GROUP Top 40/Rhythmic KFAT/ANCHORAGE names SCOTT 'LUGNUT' DWYER PD. DWYER comes to KFAT from the PD post at ALPHA MEDIA Top 40/Rhythmic KKUU (U92.7)/PALM SPRINGS. DWYER starts at KFAT on JUNE 27.
In making the announcement, OHANA MEDIA GROUP/ANCHORAGE VP/GM TOM OAKES commented, "SCOTT has been on my radar for a few years now and as we searched for a new programmer to spearhead KFAT’s efforts, the galaxy aligned itself. SCOTT brings us the fresh perspective we’re looking for to help keep KFAT on top of the ANCHORAGE market. The added bonus is we won’t have to teach him any of the unique ALASKAN names and words…he’s a born & bred ALASKAN so it’s not only a ‘welcome to your new job’ but also a huge welcome home. We are very excited to have Scott on board and join the team.”
DWYER commented, "I'm beyond thrilled to return to my hometown to join OMG. I'm looking forward to working with TOM and the talented staff, to ensure the continued success of KFAT."
KFAT also announces the departure of KFAT morning host BRAD ERICKSON. TOM OAKES commented, "After nearly ten years of leading the KFAT MORNING CHAOS, BRAD has decided to shake things up in his life and it starts with the retirement of his alarm clock. He’s been talking with me about this for a while and he’s decided this is the right time to make his move. Over the years, BRAD has developed a successful and growing events and concert company, ERICKSON EVENTS, which he’ll take time to grow further. BRAD’s been an important part of KFAT’s growth over the years. After he takes the summer off, we’ll be talking further on a possible new role for BRAD here at OHANA.”
Upon his arrival, in addition his programming duties, SCOTT DWYER will take over as host of the KFAT MORNING CHAOS joining MIKE LAJOIE who continues in his co-host role on the show.