Saturday, June 10, 2017

Austin Radio: Anthony Allen Named PD For iHM's KASE, KVET

The Ant Man
iHeartMedia Austin announced Friday that “The AntMan” Anthony Allen has been named Program Director for KASE 100.7 FM Kase101, Austin’s No. 1 for New Country, and KVET 98.1 FM, All Time Country Favorites, effective immediately.

He will also serve as weekday afternoon on-air personality for KASE 101. The radio station brands each have a strong cross-platform presence and broadcast several popular personalities including “The Bobby Bones Show,” Anne Hudson, “The Bama, Rob & Heather Show” and Bob Pickett.

The AntMan succeeds Travis Moon who departed last month and will be responsible for the day-to-day programming operations of both KASE 101 and 98.1 KVET. He will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the stations’ on-air content, digital footprint and music programming. The AntMan will report to Brian Gann, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Austin/San Antonio.

“We are thrilled to have The AntMan leading our heritage Country brands, KASE and KVET,” Matt Martin, President for iHeartMedia Austin/San Antonio “He is a gifted programmer and an amazing talent. We could not be more excited to have him join the Austin team.”

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The AntMan has been with iHeartMedia for 17 years, most recently serving as Assistant Program Director and Music Director for 102.5 KNIX in Phoenix, Arizona. He joined the Country station in 2013 after working as Assistant Program Director and afternoon on-air personality at iHeartMedia Nashville’s The BIG 98. The AntMan’s background includes programming duties at iHeartMedia’s 102.1 The Bull in Wichita, Kansas. He also hosts the nationally syndicated “Country House Party” show on Saturday nights.

“It’s been more than an honor to work with the talented team at 102.5 KNIX at iHeartMedia Phoenix,” said The AntMan. “I’m looking forward to taking everything I’ve learned there with me to Austin to lead these storied Country brands, KASE 101 and 98.1 KVET. It’s a return home for my family and I can’t wait to get started.”

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