Duncan Payton Adds PD Duties At KOAS
March 19, 2008 at 5:36 AM (PT)
RIVIERA BROADCAST GROUP/LAS VEGAS OM DUNCAN PAYTON adds PD duties for Smooth Jazz KOAS (105.7 THE OASIS)/LAS VEGAS. He retains his duties as PD/morning host for sister station Alternative KVGS (AREA 107.9). SAMANTHA PASCUAL, previous PD of THE OASIS, departs.
RBG/LAS VEGAS VP/GM and VP/Digital DAVE PRESHER said, "THE OASIS has enjoyed great ratings and revenue success in a very competitive marketplace. We look forward to continued growth in the fastest growing market in AMERICA. SAMANTHA helped create a phenomenal brand with THE OASIS. We will miss her greatly and at the same time we are confident in DUNCAN’s abilities. He is a strategic thinker who brings programming, branding, marketing and promotions success to the position. Listeners and clients of THE OASIS will surely benefit from his expertise and intimate knowledge of the market."
PAYTON said, "The trust and confidence in my abilities, of TIM POHLMAN (RBG CEO), CHRIS MAGUIRE (RBG CFO) and DAVE PRESHER, are obvious with this appointment. I look forward to delivering on all of our goals. I am most fortunate to be working with such an incredible team at RBG/VEGAS. LYNN BRIGGS, THE OASIS APD/MD/Middayer and VIOLET, AREA 107.9 APD/MD/middayer are both phenomenal programming team mates. Their investment and passion for these brands is truly inspiring. I look forward to learning a great deal from them and the rest of the RBG/VEGAS team."