Alpha Media, East Texas Names Matt Ganssle PD Of KYKX

Alpha Media East Texas announced today Matt Ganssle, has been named Program Director of KYKX 105.7 (East Texas Best Country).

‘Phat’ Matt Ganssle is a country boy. Born in the Appalachians, he planted the seeds of his radio career in California’s San Joaquin Valley. His journey has taken him into the core programming teams at KPLX/Dallas, KBWF/San Francisco, KKWF/Seattle, among others. Most recently he was the Operations and Program Director of the ACM-Nominated KSJJ/Bend. Under his leadership, KSJJ achieved record-high double-digit ratings success.

Matt has also contributed to the ACM Award-winning image production heard at KUPL/Portland and CMT ‘After MidNite.’ In his spare time, he enjoys riding bulls and all-things rodeo.

Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “Matt’s Texas roots and passion for the Country lifestyle run incredibly deep from Dallas to San Francisco. He has worked in several different capacities over the years. We are thrilled to have a seasoned all-star join KYKX. His passion for this industry will not only help lead the stations to the next level but will inspire the entire East Texas team.”

Alpha Media East Texas Market Manager, Ginger Dockery, said of Matt, “He brings a welcome level of excitement to the table. I look forward to hearing the radio station in his head come to life on the airwaves!”

“Alpha Media is reinvigorating the spirit of radio with best-in-class talent. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from, and work among our industry’s A-list,” added Ganssle.