It's Official, Tecate Headed To Honolulu
January 12, 2007 at 3:03 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40/Rhythmic KIKI (HOT939)/HONOLULU has named its new Programming Director, CBS RADIO Top 40/Rhythmic KSFM/SACRAMENTO APD/MD/afternooner TONY TECATE. TECATE will be in-house on FEBRUARY 1. He replaces FRED RICO, who left in DECEMBER for an undisclosed position on the mainland.
Interim KIKI PD JAMIE HYATT -- also PD of clustermates Alternative KUCD (STAR101.9) and Hawaiian/Reggae KDNN (ISLAND98.5) -- will continue to consult the station. HYATT commented on the hiring of TECATE by saying, "After a nationwide search and after sifting through some very qualified candidates, TONY TECATE stood above the rest as the type of leader we need to take HOT939 to exciting new levels. I'm very glad we were able to get a person of TONY's talents at the helm of such a heritage station."
TECATE added, while quickly packing his SACRAMENTO home, "I'm very excited to have the dream of becoming a PD come true, especially in HAWAII. Anyone who knows me knows what a goal this always been of mine."