IHeartMedia Las Vegas announced that Big D has been named the new assistant program director and new morning show personality for KPLV(FM), effective April 1.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sad to leave KDWB and the staff in Minneapolis,” said Big D. “Everyone has been so great to me since day one and I learned so much, but I can’t wait to get started at KPLV.”
IHeartMedia Las Vegas owns and operates KPLV(FM); KWNR(FM); and KSNE(FM).
Big D will join KPLV from KDWB(FM), where he will continue to serve as an evening personality until a replacement is hired. He will also continue on-air duties at other iHeartMedia stations across the country including WZEE(FM) in Madison, KAJA(FM) in San Antonio and WQEN(FM) in Birmingham. Big D has more than 11 years of experience in the radio industry and started his career in St Cloud, Minn., at KCLD(FM).
In other iHeartMedia news, radio personality Corey Calhoun will host the afternoon drive on WAMZ(FM), Louisville, Ky., effective immediately. Corey Calhoun will host Monday through Saturday from 3–7 p.m. He replaces Coyote Calhoun, who had announced his retirement. There is apparently no relation between these Calhouns.
Corey graduated with a communications degree from Kennesaw State University and then started in radio. His radio career has included stops in Atlanta; Brunswick, Ga.; and Lexington, Ky., before landing at WAMZ.
“Corey has big shoes to fill, but we are thrilled to welcome him to the WAMZ staff and Louisville,” said WAMZ PD Michael Jordan.
IiHeartMedia Louisville owns and operates WTFX(FM); WQMF(FM); WAMZ; WNRW(FM); WLGX(FM); WKRD(AM); WHAS(AM); and WKJK(AM).
Also, Sacramento’s News Radio KFBK(AM) says Dan Mitchinson will join the KFBK morning news on April 6. He will co-host morning news with Amy Lewis. His radio work has been heard on the Fox and CBS networks. He’s covered Presidential visits, natural disasters as well as some of the biggest names in Hollywood. He has received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast, a Golden Mic award for Best News Special, and the Best Newscast and Single News story award from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
“As the format has evolved and grows on FM, listeners appreciate that it’s more than just reading headlines,” said Mitchinson. “It’s about telling stories that connect with our audience and developing that bond with listeners that gives them a reason to tune in every morning.”
IHeartMedia Sacramento owns and operates KFBK, KSTE(AM), KHYL(FM), KBEB(FM) and KQJK(FM).