Ben Marcotte Named PD at 'ALT 1029 Seattle.' Programmer and air personality Ben Marcotte has been with iHeartMedia for the past three years as assistant PD for Spokane's country KIIX and AC KISC, plus evening host for hot AC KCDA. Now, he moves east to take the program director role at alternative KFOO "ALT 1029 Seattle" (licensed to Centralia). SVP of programming in Seattle, Rich Moore, says, "We are excited to add Ben to our programming team here in Seattle. His passion and enthusiasm will be a great addition to help us grow KFOO and the 'ALT' brand."
Payne Appointed PD for Alpha Media's Louisville Urban Stations. Urban radio pro Al Payne is named program director for Alpha Media Louisville's classic hip hop WGHL "Old School 105.1," hip hop WGZB "B 96.5," and urban AC WMJM "Magic 101.3." Previously, Payne has served with Radio One in both the Detroit and Washington markets. Alpha SVP/market manager Dale Schaefer comments, "We are thrilled to have Al Payne join our programming team in Louisville. Al has tremendous programming and leadership skills that will help our urban staff and stations to reach new heights. With his experience and programming history, Al will be an incredible mentor and asset to our entire team."
More RadioInfo Career Moves. Programmer Will Moon exits Tiger Communications-owned alternative WTGZ, Auburn, Alabama "The Tiger 93.9" after a nine-year run. The company ups Matt Gaught to the PD and midday air personality position…..At the corporate offices of Adams Radio Group, Abby Snyder is named corporate business manager handling duties involving accounts payable, payroll, and human resources for the company that owns stations in suburban Chicago; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Salisbury-Ocean City, Maryland.