Toya Beasley Resigns PD Post At WRKS/New York
June 21, 2007 at 8:00 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that EMMIS Urban AC WRKS (987 KISS)/NEW YORK PD TOYA BEASLEY has resigned.
She will transition from her former role as PD into a consultancy position. In this newly created role she will focus on the KISS Inspirations HD2 Channel.
“TOYA BEASLEY has been a phenomenal PD and a true asset to KISS FM and the community we serve,” said SVP/Market Manager DAN HALYBURTON. “We look forward to a continued, successful relationship with her in her new capacity.”
BEASLEY was the first African-American female programmer of WRKS. She began her career in FEBRUARY 1989. She was APD until MAY 1990, when she moved up to MD. She was appointed PD in 1997.
TOYA steps down officially on JUNE 29. A national search for a new PD is currently underway.