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BYRON HARRELL NAMED DALLAS-FORT WORTH MARKET DIRECTOR OF MUSIC PROGRAMMING, CBS RADIO

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 width=Byron “Ron” Harrell has been named Director of Music Programming for ’s Dallas-Fort Worth stations, effective Sept. 17. Harrell will serve as program director for KVIL-FM (Lite 103.7 fm) and KLUV-FM (98.7 KLUV) and will also provide strategic guidance for all Dallas music brands.

“Ron is uniquely qualified to lead the very talented teams at our music stations,” said Brian Purdy, Market Manager for CBS RADIO Dallas-Fort Worth. “He brings a wealth of creative ideas and a lot of energy to this position.”

With 23 years’ experience in program management, Harrell has led various formats at stations in Detroit, Denver, Nashville and Jackson, Miss. He also has extensive on-air experience. Most recently, he was Program Director for WDVD/WDRQ/WJR Detroit and Regional Operations Manager for Cumulus Broadcasting‘s 47 stations in the Michigan/Northwest Ohio region. Prior to that, he was station manager at Cumulus’ Detroit stations 96.3 WDVD and 93.1 WDRQ.

“I’m honored to be a member of this team,” Harrell said, “and this will be fun. We’re going to roll up our sleeves, play the hits and create great ear candy for our listeners.”

Harrell holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Abilene Christian University, where he has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus with ACU’s Gutenberg Award.



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