Friday, December 14, 2012

Alan Furst Gets To Return To Houston

Veteran programmer Alan Furst is leaving News/Talk WIBC Indianapolis for Houston.  He’s been named new PD forRadio One’s newser KROI News 92 FM.

News 92 has been on-air for a little over a year and programming duties have been handle by Houston-based consultant Ed Shane, along with Radio One’s national programmer staff.

Furst is a former consultant with Shane Media.

"I'm thrilled to return to Houston join News 92 FM," said Furst. "Radio One has put together a great team and the energy in the building is electric. We're going to build something very big and very special that will become a force in the nation’s fourth largest city."

Radio One RVP Doug Abernathey remarked, "Alan is exactly the programming pro we've been looking for. He's got the talent, the drive, the enthusiasm, and, most importantly, a track record of success. He knows the market, he knows the format, and we are confident Alan can deliver big results."

Furst has spent over 30 years in radio with 20 in Senior VP programming management roles for companies like Clear Channel, AM/FM and Capstar.

He was also National Program Director of NewCity Communications consistently rated as one of the “Most Admired’ radio groups in the 1990s, Group Program Director for the Australian Radio Network, Sydney NSW Australia and a Programming Consultant with Shane Media Houston Texas.

Alan was instrumental in development of Capstar’s Starsystem voice tracking concept.

He programmed WLW Cincinnati, WEEP Pittsburgh, WIRE Indianapolis among others. Some of those stations even let him on the air from time to time.

Furst starts at News 92 FM January 7.

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