Essick Named Dir./Ops At KMJ/Fresno
July 24, 2007 at 12:20 PM (PT)
PEAK BROADCASTING Talk KMJ-A/FRESNO names CLEAR CHANNEL/GRAND RAPIDS VP/Market Manager EDWARD "SKIP" ESSICK as Dir. of Operations for KMJ and its website, kmj580.com. ESSICK had been with the GRAND RAPIDS cluster for 11 years and previously worked at WJR-A/DETROIT and WHAS-A/LOUISVILLE; he replaces the retiring JOHN BROESKE effective immediately.
PEAK/FRESNO SVP/Market Manager PATTY HIXSON said, "PEAK BROADCASTING’s goal in replacing JOHN was to look for the best and brightest throughout the country regardless of market size. SKIP’s impressive track record of success and his vast experience in News and Talk radio make him the perfect choice to lead our legendary KMJ. SKIP's mission is to continue to make KMJ the indispensable daily habit for thousands of Californians in the CENTRAL VALLEY. In addition, he will direct KMJ’s fast-growing online initiative. thereby extending the KMJ brand through technological innovation."
ESSICK added, "FRESNO and CENTRAL CALIFORNIA offer tremendous growth opportunities. My wife SHARON and I are enthusiastically looking forward to being a part of this special community. KMJ is one of AMERICA's heritage radio stations with the news and information franchise, legendary local personalities, as well as the great sports brand of FRESNO STATE! My expectation is to further enhance these benchmarks and grow the KMJ brand, on-air and online."