Paul Sakrison has a new gig; he’s now director of operations and engineering for KLAA(AM) in Orange/Los Angeles.
“This is an unusual opportunity to develop a station that has never tapped the potential of its 50,000 watt day/20,000 watt night signal,” he told Radio World.
“The station is now owned by the principals of the Los Angeles Angels and is in its first season of English Angels play-by-play broadcasts. We have started morning and afternoon sports talk shows and more will come in time,” he said.
Sakrison, 51, will handle broadcast activities including program coordination, board ops, remotes and commercial production, studio and transmitter maintenance and repair to the Web site and streaming audio to the Angels Radio Network. He will report to Dennis Kuhl, president of the radio station and the Los Angeles Angels baseball club.
He was chief for six years for CBS Radio’s KNX and KFWB news stations in Los Angeles; with his engineering team, he designed and built a $5 million studio/office facility on Wilshire Boulevard in 2005, transitioning operations from legacy analog to digital facilities. He also spent 18 years as director of operations and engineering for the Astor Broadcast Group.
Sakrison tells RW he had a high-school internship at KNAC(FM) when he was 15 and his first full-time radio gig was production manager/station engineer at KROQ.
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