KPRI Name Program Director

By Joe Nelson

(From All Access)
COMPASS RADIO GROUP Triple A KPRI/SAN DIEGO names RESONATE HAWAII/KONA-HILO, HI OM/PD MATT STONE for PD/afternoon duties. MATT STONE replaces HALEY JONES who recently left for PD duties at EMMIS Triple A KGSR/AUSTIN and will be in place MONDAY, JULY 7th.

STONE previously worked in the SAN DIEGO market as the APD/MD of KSCF (SOPHIE 103.7) prior to running the RESONATE HAWAII cluster. His experience also includes stops at KRUZ/SANTA BARBARA, CA; KBBY/VENTURA-OXNARD, CA; WTMT/ASHVILLE, NC; WRRX/PENSACOLA, FL; WGMR/STATE COLLEGE, PA; and WSMS/COLUMBUS-STARKVILLE-WEST POINT, MS.

In making the announcement, COMPASS RADIO GROUP Co-Owner ROBERT HUGHES commented, "MATT STONE caught our attention right away, and not only did he survive every test in a rigorous hiring process, he distinguished himself with humor, creativity, insight, optimism, and energy. The fact that MATT has been in this market as a recent competitor of ours means he knows KPRi and the SAN DIEGO market. That gave him an advantage that ultimately tipped this decision in his favor.

Co-Owner JONATHAN SCHWARTZ added, "KPRi is celebrating our 18th year as one of AMERICA’sleading Adult Rock radio stations. We like the way MATT understands the format, the market, the station, and the values that underlie our commitment to local independent broadcasting. He’s full of fresh ideas, ready for the challenge, and unafraid to step out and be different."

MATT STONE commented, "I could not be any happier or excited to be joining BOB, JONATHAN and the very talented staff already in place at KPRi. I feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to play such a pivotal role at this amazing station. I am looking forward to hitting the ground running."

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