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iHeartMedia Wichita Wins Awards From KAB

Tampa Bay and Salt Lake City also make personnel announcements

iHeartMedia Wichita has won two first place awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters’ Awards in the Large Market Radio Station Promotion Announcement and Large Market Radio DJ Personality categories. The cluster also took second place in the Large Market News Feature and Large Market Public Service Announcement categories.

The KAB honored Lukas & Careth from the KRBB(FM) “B98 Morning Show” with the Large Market Radio DJ Personality Award for their work. Lukas & Careth also took second place in the Large Market Radio News Feature category for their interview and promotion of the Wichita Riverfestival Habitat for Humanity Build. 

In addition, KRBB Program Director Dave Wilson, received the Large Market Radio Station Promotional Announcement Award for the second consecutive year. This promo highlighted a first quarter contest in which KRBB listeners had chances to win $1,000 daily.

iHeartMedia Wichita owns and operates KRBB, KZCH(FM), KZSN(FM) and KTHR(FM).

WFLZ(FM) says Rob Kruz has been named program director for the Tampa, Fla., station, effective immediately.

Kruz will oversee the on-air content, digital footprint and music programming. He will report to iHeartMedia Tampa Bay’s SVP of Programming Travis Daily.

Kruz previously served as the PD and afternoon drive personality for WZFT(FM) in Baltimore. He has worked as on-air talent for WIHT(FM) in Washington and WQAL(FM) in Cleveland. He began his radio career in Detroit at WDRQ(FM) while a student at the University of Michigan.

iHeartMedia Tampa Bay owns and operates WFLZ, WBTP(FM), WFLA(AM), WXTB(FM), WFUS(FM), WMTX(FM), WDAE(AM) and WHNZ(AM). 

iHeartMedia Salt Lake City’s KZHT(FM) has also renewed and extended its agreement with Frankie C, on-air personality for the “Frankie and Jess” morning show. The three-year deal will allow Frankie C to continue to host the five-hour show with Jessica Ferguson.

Frankie also just celebrated his 19th year as a broadcaster on KZHT(FM) in October.