Bruce St. James Exits Riviera/Phoenix
June 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM (PT)
On the heels of equity partners VSS and CITIBANK and GOLDMAN SACHS taking control of RIVIERA BROADCAST GROUP/PHOENIX's Alternative KEDJ (EDGE 103.9) and Top 40/Rhythmic KKFR (POWER 98.3) last month (NET NEWS 5/18), long time KKFR & KEDJ PD BRUCE ST. JAMES leaves the building.
Replacing him at KKFR is APD KARLIE HUSTLE, who becomes PD; over at KEDJ, TIM VIRGIN is now PD.
Since leaving EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES, BRUCE has been involved with the KKFR call letter for the last 11 years, which included five different owners, three buildings and two frequencies. "I stopped counting GMs," he laughed. "My main concern is for the others who have left today, as a result of this restructuring. I've had a great run and am feeling very satisfied with what we have done here. Compared to what else is going on in the world, this is a minor speed bump. I know KARLIE and TIM will do great in their new roles."
Reach BRUCE at (602) 524-9739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.