Josh Venable Named PD At The Edge In Dallas
July 13, 2011 at 8:29 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Alternative KDGE (102.1 THE EDGE)/DALLAS names JOSH VENABLE as PD replacing VINCE RICHARDS who exited in APRIL. VENABLE, who calls DALLAS home, started his radio career in 1993 at THE EDGE as a high school intern. For the past 18 years VENABLE has taken on many roles from on-air host to MD. He is also the host of the THE ADVENTURE CLUB, the long-time running three hour SUNDAY night specialty show.
In addition to his role hosting middays in DALLAS, VENABLE has been MD/afternoons at sister Alternative KYSR (98-7fm)/LOS ANGELES. He will remain on-air in LOS ANGELES.
"A new chapter begins today in THE EDGE’s 20-year history and I’m happy to name JOSH VENABLE as its leader," said KELLY KIBLER, Pres./Market Manager, CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO/DALLAS. "He has an ease in working with clients as well as record labels that will lend to new business and opportunities."
"The combo of a great on-air jock and someone who has a vast knowledge of music in general, let alone THE EDGE audience, is a killer combo we couldn’t pass up," added OM PATRICK DAVIS.
VENABLE said, "I’m thrilled to finally be at the helm of the station that made me want to work in radio to begin with. I know what THE EDGE brand means to the listeners of DALLAS/FORT WORTH. As one of the first Alternative stations in the country, we’ve always been at the musical forefront. I look forward to continuing KDGE’s longstanding tradition of strong ratings and great music."