McKnight, 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 August 1.
general 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
was 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 our community."
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,
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.
changes 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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