Alpha Media’s KBFF Becomes the First Radio Station with an AI DJ

Release Date: June 13, 2023
Contact: Phil Becker

PORTLAND, OR. Alpha Media’s KBFF, Live 95.5 , has made history as it became the
first radio station in the world to have an AI DJ. The AI /synthetic version of the current Live 95.5 midday
host, Ashley Elzinga, is using Futuri Media’s Radio GPT software to bring a new style of content to their

Live 95.5 Content Director Dylan Salisbury expressed his excitement for this groundbreaking approach:
“To put it simply, I am ecstatic to be one of the trailblazers at Alpha Media helping to build an innovative
and unique listening experience for our audience. We have been working hard to ensure that AI Ashley is
just as live, local, engaging, and entertaining as the traditional version, and I can’t wait for our fans to hear
both versions of Ashley in action.”

Ashley ‘AI Ashley’ Elzinga explains, “I am honored to be at the forefront of this evolved version of radio
broadcasting. As the world’s first AI DJ, I will fully embrace the power of synthetic voice software and
artificial intelligence; in doing so, I can ensure that my audience has a compelling listening experience.”
Alpha Media EVP of Content, Phil Becker, shared his enthusiasm for the project, saying, “At Alpha Media,
we strive to release high-quality products, improve processes and optimize the use of our talent. Adding
AI to operations will allow us to be more agile than ever. Radio GPT allows us to showcase our content
creators in more instances, with more frequency, and curate more timely, topical, and robust information
for Alpha audiences and clients than previously possible.”

Listeners interested in this cutting-edge technology may tune in to Live 95.5 on any smart speaker
location from 10 am to 3 pm Pacific Daylight Time to hear AI Ashley, the world’s first artificial intelligence

Alpha Media is a diverse, multimedia company that owns or operates over 200 live broadcast radio stations serving 44 markets across the United States. In addition to our over-the-air broadcasts, Alpha audio products can be heard across multiple platforms, including all major smart devices. Strong relationships with our listeners and clients in the communities where we live and work keep Alpha Media true to its local-first heritage.