Rick Vaughn Named PD Of Power 96.1 & WiLD 105.7 & 96.7/Atlanta
August 30, 2012
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment has named Rick Vaughn as PD of its new CHR station Power 96.1/Atlanta, as well as sister Rhythmic CHR station WiLD 105.7 & 96.7. WKLS flipped formats the new new Power 96.1 last night, complete with an on-stage announcement of the new format from Ryan Seacrest at a local Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez concert.
CCM+E-Atlanta OM Brian Michel told FMQB, "I am thrilled to start a new era in Atlanta radio for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. We are putting our unmatched leverage, creativity, and resources into creating not just a great cluster of stations, but one that consistently wins. To be able to do that, we are assembling the best team to carry out the mission here. I am proud to have Rick Vaughn - one of the most respected programmers in the country and a true CHR specialist - take the reigns as Program Director for both the new Power 96.1 and our rhythmic CHR product, Wild 105.7 & 96.7. I look forward to building great brands with Rick and making Clear Channel Atlanta even better."
"I am so proud of the powerful brand our team in Chicago continues to build, 103.5 KISS FM was a dream turned reality," said Vaughn. "The unique opportunity to serve Atlanta with a true hit music station like Power 96.1 and also become part of a loved and established brand like Wild, working with world class on-air talent and huge promotions will be incredible."
"Rick Vaughn is one of the most respected programmers in the country and a true CHR specialist. I’m proud to have him take the reign as Program Director for both the new Power 96.1 and our rhythmic CHR station, Wild 105.7 & 96.7," said Matt Scarano, CCM+E-Atlanta President/Market Manager. "I am confident that Rick’s track record of success will continue in Atlanta."
Vaughn comes from sister Clear Channel CHR WKSC (103.5 Kiss FM)/Chicago, where he arrived in August of 2008. Prior to Kiss FM, Vaughn spent time as PD of CHRs WIOQ (Q102)/Philadelphia and WKSS/Hartford.