Monday, September 10, 2012

New program director at AMP 103.3

The new contemporary hit Top 40 signal WODS/AMP 103.3 which debuted in late June(BRW 6/27) will have a program director, it was announced earlier this morning. Dan Mason Jr., who has been programming a Top40 powerhouse KDND 107.9/The End in the Sacramento market for the past six years, will take over Amp 103.3's programming duties in November.

Dan Mason CBS RADIO Boston.JPGHere is the official press release from CBS Radio Boston :


BOSTON, MA – September 10, 2012 -  Dan Mason has been named Program Director of Boston’s newest contemporary hit radio station 103.3 AMP Radio (WODS-FM), it was announced today by Mark Hannon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager for CBS RADIO Boston.

Mason brings fourteen years of top radio management experience to 103.3 AMP Radio.  For the last six years, he has programmed Entercom’s Top 40 KDND The End in Sacramento , CA .  In the August ratings period that just concluded, Mason led The End to #1 ratings positions with Persons 12+, as well as with Women 18-49, Adults 25-54, and Women 25-54.  In addition to The End, Mason oversaw the launch of Sacramento ’s Star 106.5, an adult contemporary station, this past December.  Prior to his stint in Sacramento , Mason worked for Clear Channel in Miami , FL and Cleveland , OH .  In Cleveland , he launched Top 40 WAKS 96.5 KISS FM in 1999.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Dan’s background working with our team here in Boston ,” said Hannon.  “He has shown tremendous energy and drive in an effort to deliver the best programming to Top 40 music fans.  I know Dan and the talented staff at AMP Radio will build the station into a powerhouse in the years to come.”

“I am thrilled for this new opportunity and the chance to work with the dynamic team in Boston to further grow 103.3 AMP Radio into the city’s next great radio brand,” added Mason.  “And I am especially eager to return to a place where I spent many fond years attending Emerson College .  Boston has always been an area I consider to be ‘home.’”

After concluding his position at The End and Star and moving across country from Sacramento to Boston , Mason will join AMP Radio in November.

103.3 AMP Radio is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States .  A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 127 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets.  CBS RADIO also owns and operates WBZ-AM NewsRadio 1030, WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub, WBMX-FM MIX 104.1, and WZLX-FM 100.7 Classic Rock in Boston .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

CBS should capitalize on the glaring hole in Boston rock radio and push WBCN Free FOrm and throw the ball to Destiny- she is exactly what the city needs- a great personality Boston and identify with ala Laquidara. And she's playing great music.