CC Albany Names On-Air and Programming Appointees
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Albany has added two appointments to their on-air and programming staff. Shanna will join 99.5 The River — WRVE(FM) — as its new morning show co-host. D Scott has also been named assistant program director for KISS 102.3 — WKKF(FM).
Shanna will work alongside Kevin Rush weekday mornings from 5:30–10:00 a.m. on 99.5 The River. She joins the station from WKSE(FM) — Kiss 98.5, in Buffalo, where she spent the last few years as an on-air talent. Shanna’s previous on-air experience also includes work as a traffic reporter for WBEN(AM), WTSS(FM) and WKSE.
“Shanna’s personality alongside our current co-host Kevin Rush will help our Capital Region listeners wake up with a smile each morning,” said Randy McCarten, program director.
D Scott joined KISS 102.3 in 2011, and he will continue to host weekdays from 2–7 p.m. He began his career in radio 14 years ago as a producer for American Top 40 with Kasey Kasem. Scott has since held a variety of on-air positions, including hosting weekend and evening shows in Albany.
Clear Channel Albany owns and operates Albany’s WPYX(FM), Schenectady’s WRVE(FM) and WGY(AM/FM), Albany’s WTRY(FM), Ballston Spa’s WKKF(FM) and Troy’s WOFX(FM).
Across the continent in Seattle, Keith Cunningham has also been named vice president of programming for Clear Channel Seattle, effective May 19. He will oversee programming operations for the seven-station cluster, which consists of KBKS(FM), KHHO(AM), KJR(AM/FM), KKBW(FM), KNQB(FM), KUBE(FM).
Cunningham has served as a broadcast media consultant at Jacobs Media since 2005. During that time he supported and consulted with 20 radio stations, including KNRK(FM) in Portland, Ore.; 91X XTRA(FM) in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico; The End 107.7 KNDD(FM) in Seattle; and KXRX(FM) in Salt Lake City. He also has experience as an on-air talent coach. Cunningham previously worked at Clear Channel in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and Denver markets.
In Atlanta, Clear Channel Atlanta said that WGST(AM) is changing formats to news/talk and the previous occupant, ESPN Deportes Spanish-language sports talk, is moving to 92.3, WGST’s FM translator which had been running a comedy format.