Alpha Media Names Ronnie Stanton VP of Programming
PORTLAND, OR, November 30, 2016 – Alpha Media announced today Ronnie Stanton has been named Vice President of Programming with direct oversight of the Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative, Oldies and Classic Hits formats. He will also serve as Program Director of the two Alpha Media San Jose stations: KBAY and KEZR.
Stanton is a 20-year veteran in the industry and comes to Alpha with deep programming experience in Australia and Canada, most recently serving as VP of Programming for Corus Entertainment. He also brings a breadth of experience in multiple formats in addition to a Morning Show Talent Coach for the Randy Lane Company. Recognized in the industry for his innovative vision, Ronnie was nominated nine times by the CMW Radio Awards for “Program Director of the Year” and nominated seven times for “Station of the Year.”
President and CEO of Alpha Media, Bob Proffitt said, “As a continuation of our rapid growth, we have been searching for the ideal candidate to help Scott Mahalick, Phil Becker and our programming teams execute strategies for on-air, online and mobile audience growth. Ronnie is a dynamic addition.”
Scott Mahalick, Executive VP of Programming commented on the announcement, “We are thrilled to have an additional visionary programmer join our team. Ronnie brings an international perspective, winning track record, great passion for the art of the product and stellar leadership traits.”
“To have a true “World Class” Program Director on the team will be a game changer for Alpha San Jose,” added John Levitt, San Jose Market Manager.
“What a thrill to join America’s fastest growing radio company! Alpha Media is a REAL radio company, where their people and their markets matter. Live and local is the way forward as a medium and Alpha is trailblazing that. It is very exciting and humbling to play a part in it all,” Stanton remarked.