Friday, June 3, 2011
KXT 91.7-FM finally hires new program director
He's got a tough job to do.
DALLAS After a long search, KXT 91.7 hired a new program director named Mark Abuzzahab. (Say it with us: Abu-za-hab.) He will begin the job on June 22.
The radio station had been looking for a new program director since at least late 2010, and during that time, KXT was highly criticized for playing non-local, mainstream music on the station that was originally believed to be almost solely dedicated to local and non-mainstream music. Plenty of people had suggestions as to who should be the new program director.
Abuzzahab comes to the station from KGSR in Austin, according to a press release. He's also worked in Denver, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and Burlington, Vermont.
“As a music lover, there is no better place than KXT, which is among the fastest- growing Triple A [Adult Album Alternative] music stations in the country," Abuzzahab said in a statement. He received Triple A Music Director of the Year in 2006 and 2007 from Radio & Records; he received the same award in 2008 from FMQB.
Abuzzahab has a big job ahead of him.
Shannon Sutlief contributed to this story.
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