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Beasley Vegas Bets on Candelaria

New operations manager for Las Vegas cluster

Beasley Media Group has promoted John Candelaria to operations manager for the Las Vegas cluster. Candelaria joined the company in 2012 as program director for KOAS(FM) and KVGS(FM) in Las Vegas.

Candelaria will be responsible for the overseeing programming, marketing and promotions, together with the Beasley Las Vegas PDs.

“Just a few months ago, he was named Beasley Media Group’s Program Director of the Year. And now, he’s been promoted to operations manager!” said Vice President of Programming Justin Chase. “Of course, all of the above happened because John has been programming one of our company’s most successful and consistent urban stations for four years and has shown incredible leadership.”

Candelaria was selected for his new position after four years as PD for KOAS(FM) and KVGS(FM) and nearly two years as the morning host for KOAS(FM) in Las Vegas. Ten months after he joined the Las Vegas market, KOAS(FM) revenue increased by 100%. Candelaria launched Hot 95.5/93.1/Throwback Hip Hop and R & B in Augusta, Ga., for Beasley Media Group.

His career also includes stints as operations manager and program director for KBFB(FM), and KSOC(FM) in Dallas, and program director at Radio One in Detroit at WHTD(FM). He served as operations manager and regional brand manager for west Texas when he worked for Clear Channel Media. In Dallas, Candelaria assembled “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

Beasley Media Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 34 FM and 18 AM stations located in 12 markets in the United States. In the Las Vegas radio market, Beasley Media Group owns four FMs and one AM: KKLZ(FM); KCYE(FM); KOAS(FM); KVGS(FM); and KDWN(AM). Founded in 1961, Beasley Broadcast Group is headquartered in Naples, Fla.