Michael Martin Named VP/Programming For Clear Channel/L.A.
August 17, 2007 at 3:03 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO has just confirmed what ALL ACCESS tipped earlier in the week: SVP/Programming West Coast MICHAEL MARTIN has been named VP/Programming for CLEAR CHANNEL's LOS ANGELES cluster. Effective immediately, MARTIN will oversee L.A. properties such as twin ACs KOST and KBIG, Top 40/Mainstream KIIS, Modern AC KYSR, Rhythmic AC KHHT, Talk KFI-A, Sports KLAC-A and Progressive Talk KTLK-A.
MARTIN started his radio career as an intern/mixer at KIIS in 1987, before being promoted to MD. From there, he moved to SAN FRANCISCO and served as both MD and PD of Rhythmic Top 40 KYLD (WILD 94.9) before being named OM for the cluster. Three years ago, he was accorded regional responsibilities. "Leaving L.A. in 1992 was the most difficult career decision I ever made," MARTIN stated. "Coming back was the easiest. Radio is supposed to be fun and I get the biggest kick out of working with the team here in L.A. They do great radio and I'm excited to see what we will accomplish together. Plus, there's a Morton's downstairs."
"We're glad it only took MICHAEL 15 years to realize he should dedicate all his time to LOS ANGELES," stated CLEAR CHANNEL/LOS ANGELES Pres./Market Mgr. GREG ASHLOCK. "We've worked closely together over the past three years and MICHAEL always lit up like a Christmas tree when he talked about our properties. We're fortunate to have him to ourselves now."