the new general manager of Hometown Radio
three radio stations, serving and covering the Tri-State region,
have a new general manager at the helm.
Rick Mayne, long-time general manager of the local Hometown
Broadcasting stations, announced his retirement on July 31,
the hunt began for a new general manager.
Leslie, president of Hometown Broadcasting of Portsmouth,
licensee of WNXT-AM/FM and WZZZ-FM, announced the hiring of
Dan McKnight as its new general manager, assuming his duties
manager, McKnight will oversee daily operations for three
stations, Mix 99.3, Fox Sports 1260, and 107.5 The Breeze.
has a proven media background, according to Leslie, as he
holds experience of more than 20 years, working at various
positions linked to media sales. Leslie said McKnight is known
for his excellent managerial skills, leadership approach,
and decision-making qualities.
comes to Hometown Broadcasting from WCOE and WLOI in La Porte,
Indiana, where he was sales manager for those stations.
important to us to find a person who knows the ever-changing
market and media industry," Leslie said. "Mr. McKnight was
a natural fit. Dan brings a strong passion for local radio,
great ideas, and what it takes to build relationships with
said he is "excited and honored" to lead the three stations.
already have a reputable position within the community," McKnight
said. "I am honored to work for a very locally-centered company
such as Hometown-Portsmouth. In addition to this great career
opportunity, my wife and I also look forward to our new hometown
of Portsmouth, Ohio."
Broadcasting also owns stations in Ashland, Danville, Harrodsburg,
and Lancaster, Kentucky. McKnight hopes to use his experience
in media to enhance the quality of all three stations.
that will be made are going to be positive changes for the
community," explained McKnight. "We're trying to make things
better for our local advertisers as well as the community.
It's all about local, local local. We're going to make some
big changes coming up to present the stations in a new light
to the community."
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