710 ESPN Seattle Ups Murphy To PD
November 17, 2009 at 3:09 PM (PT)
BONNEVILLE Sports KIRO-A (710 ESPN)/SEATTLE ups APD OWEN MURPHY to PD. MURPHY joined KIRO in JANUARY, working with BONNEVILLE SEATTLE PD ROD ARQUETTE to launch the Sports format on the station to replace the Talk programming that moved to KIRO-F. He previously produced for MLB.COM and ESPN RADIO and was APD and afternoon co-host at CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WTSO-A (ESPN 1070, now THE BIG 1070)/MADISON.
"This is a natural progression for OWEN," said GM DAVE PRIDEMORE. "He has been instrumental in launching the station and developing our on-air team and has earned the chance to take full responsibility for our on-air product."
"Over the past 11 months, I have worked closely with ROD ARQUETTE building 710 ESPN SEATTLE from the ground up," said MURPHY. "I’m lucky to have programming resources like ROD and the rest of BONNEVILLE's experts to help me guide the brand. We are all excited about our future plans."
"OWEN has played a crucial role in putting together the building blocks for this powerful sports station," added ARQUETTE. "This promotion will allow him to take an even stronger hands-on approach in moving the station to the next level."