Dave Benson Exits KMTT, Mike Kaplan New PD
June 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM (PT)
ENTERCOM SEATLE Triple A KMTT (THE MOUNTAIN)/SEATTLE is going through a programming change effective immediately. Format vet DAVE BENSON is leaving his post after two years and being replaced by in-house Alternative KNDD (THE END) PD MIKE KAPLAN.
"DAVE has been a tremendous asset to THE MOUNTAIN and ENTERCOM/SEATTLE, and it’s been a true pleasure working with him," said DAVE RICHARDS, ENTERCOM/SEATTLE VP/Programming And Operations.
"I feel fortunate to have had this time working with ENTERCOM/SEATTLE. My respect and affection for THE MOUNTAIN staff is enormous, and I wish them all the best in the future," said BENSON.
Meanwhile RICHARDS said of KAPLAN: "MIKE has demonstrated tremendous results at THE END over the last three years, and he'll continue to do the same as the new PD for KMTT as well as KNDD."
"What an amazing opportunity to lead another heritage station in a top level market " and I only need to walk up a flight of stairs," said KAPLAN. "It'll also be a privilege working closely with an experienced and uber talented airstaff!"
Both RICHARDS and KAPLAN made clear this is a change in leadership, not a change in format.