Fred Rico Leaves CC/Tucson For Finest City/San Diego
July 15, 2009 at 2:15 PM (PT)
Rampant rumor become reality as CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40/Rhythmic KOHT and Oldies KWFM-A/TUCSON PD FRED RICO accepts the PD gig at FINEST CITY Top 40/Rhythmic XHTZ (Z-90) and Rhythmic AC XHRM (MAGIC 92.5)/SAN DIEGO.
Current XHTZ-XHRM PD RICK THOMAS exits at the end of JULY to take the Dir./Programming post with VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT in HONOLULU. (NET NEWS 6/29)
Look for FRED RICO to start in SAN DIEGO on MONDAY (7/20) and for THOMAS to remain close to XHTZ-XHRM as a consultant.
Meanwhile, Back In Tucson...
RICO's departure sets in motion changes at CLEAR CHANNEL/TUCSON with cluster OM and Top 40/Mainstream KRQQ PD TIM RICHARDS taking on PD duties at KOHT. KOHT night jock D-WAYNE CHAVEZ is upped to APD/MD. Additionally, KOHT morning show sidekick HOSPE adds morning show producer duties.
N/T KNST-A/TUCSON PD JOSH LENG takes over FRED RICO's PD chair at Oldies KWFM-A.