SAN ANTONIO – June 6, 2013 – Cox Media Group (CMG) San Antonio has named Keith Hastings as its new Program Director for KISS-FM, effective June 24.
“KISS is one of the legendary rock brands in the nation and I’m excited to have one of the best rock programmers in Keith Hastings take the station to the next level,” said Dan Lawrie, CMG San Antonio VP and Market Manager. “Keith brings strong leadership, creativity and the ability to develop great talent; assets that will help grow The Billy Madison Show and the station as a whole.”
Hastings has worked for some of the most iconic brands in several variations of the rock format. He spent 21 years in total as a Program Director for Saga Communications in markets including Boston and Springfield, Mass., and Milwaukee, Wis. Keith’s career as a rock programmer spans four decades with his most recent role as Program Director at Greater Media’s WCSX in Detroit.
“After talking to a number of rock PD’s in the past few months, I was most impressed with Keith,” said Steve Smith CMG’s VP of Programming. “He knows the rock format and knows what it takes to be competitive today. It’s great to have Keith join our programming team in San Antonio, and I’m confident he will add to our already solid momentum we have in that market.”
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.