Fruge comes to Houston from CBS RADIO Las Vegas, where she served as Vice President of Programming for the market. In this new role, she will oversee programming for MIX 96.5 KHMX 96.5 FM, CBS Sports Radio KIKK-AM), SportsRadio 610 KILT 610 AM, Country KILT 100.3 FM The Bull, HOT KKHH 95.7 FM and MEGA 101 KLOL-FM.
The appointment is effective as of Monday, May 4. Additionally, Fruge will serve as Program Director for music stations, MIX 96.5 and HOT 95-7.
“Charese is a talented programmer and leader,” said Frazier. “Her longstanding relationships in the music industry, passion for radio, and ability to create special experiences for the listener are an integral part of why she’s such a great fit for Houston. We are thrilled to have her join the Houston team, as we continue to grow and build upon our brands under her guidance.”
“This role is the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to finally be back in the South,” said Fruge. “I’m honored, and looking forward to working with Bruce Logan and the Houston team to help take these amazing brands to the next level. I have made lifelong friends and memories in Las Vegas and appreciate them always making me look good.”
Fruge has spent more than 20 years in radio both on-air and in programming with various stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Denver, San Diego, and New Orleans. She was in Las Vegas with CBS RADIO collectively for more than 10 years and is a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. The Southwest Louisiana native has collected numerous programming awards and women’s leadership awards, including Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women in Radio for 2012 and 2013.