Riviera/Las Vegas Ups Duncan Payton To OM
February 28, 2008 at 11:11 AM (PT)
RIVIERA BROADCAST GROUP/LAS VEGAS ups DUNCAN PAYTON to OM of KVGS (AREA 107.9) and Smooth Jazz KOAS (105.7 THE OASIS). PAYTON retains his duties as PD/mornings at KVGS.
RBG/VEGAS VP/GM DAVE PRESHER said, "DUNCAN PAYTON is one of the brightest programming and marketing minds in radio. Thanks to LAS VEGAS listeners and advertisers we are experiencing huge leaps in revenue and ratings growth. In addition we are in the process of a signal upgrade on KVGS-FM and a financial and strategic commitment to the digital space. DUNCAN is lucky to be surrounded by some big time talent and his leadership will be crucial to our final destination of #1!"
"It’s great to be back in such an incredible market and to be working with such a truly talented group of people," PAYTON said. "SAMANTHA PASCUAL (KOAS Program Director) has done a truly amazing job of creating an award winning station and I am looking forward to learning a great deal from her and the entire OASIS family. I am especially honored that in just seven months at RIVIERA, TIM POHLMAN (RBG CEO), CHRIS MAGUIRE (RBG CFO) and DAVE PRESHER, have shown such great trust and confidence in my abilities. I truly feel at home with everyone at RIVIERA and look forward to many, many successful years together."