Tim Richards has been named Operations Manager of KMLE @ 107.9 and LIVE 101.5, it was announced today by Tim Pohlman, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Phoenix. Richards will continue to serve as Program Director of KMLE @ 107.9. The appointment is effective immediately.
Michael Coquia serves as Program Director of LIVE 101.5 and will work under the direction of Richards.
“I’m excited to be joining the LIVE 101.5 team,” said Richards. “Michael understands the “LIVE” DNA and has seven years of experience with this amazing brand. Plus, we have a world-class team here in Phoenix and I’m looking forward to all the great accomplishments we’ll have in the coming months.”
Richards joined the staff of CBS RADIO Phoenix and KMLE @ 107.9 in 2013 as Program Director. Prior to that, he was Program Director of 104.7 KISS FM (KZZP-FM in Phoenix) and Show Director for the Johnjay & Rich program. Richards’ extensive radio career includes stints as Operations Manager (KRQQ-FM in Tucson), Regional Vice President of Programming (Clear Channel), Program Director of Q-95.5 (WKQI-FM in Detroit), and Q-101 (WKQX-FM in Chicago), and Assistant Program Director/Music Director at MIX 98.5 (WBMX-FM in Boston). He began his radio career in Chicago with CBS RADIO’s B-96 (WBBM-FM).