Kevin Weatherly, Senior Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO has signed a multi-year contract renewal with the Company to remain in his leading programing role. He will continue to serve as Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO Los Angeles and Program Director of KROQ-FM, KAMP-FM (97.1 Amp Radio) and KCBS-FM (93.1 Jack FM), in radio’s No. 2 market, while also playing an instrumental role in the launch of new music stations and the evolution of established brands within CBS RADIO.
Weatherly, who has been with CBS RADIO and KROQ for 20 years, has been recognized numerous times for his noteworthy achievements in the radio industry with awards, distinctions and honors from virtually every trade and music publication, including Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Business Journal, Billboard, the NAB, FMQB and Radio and Records, to name a few.
“I’m thrilled to renew our commitment to Kevin who has been an integral part of CBS RADIO for the last two decades,” said Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS RADIO. “It goes without saying that he is one of the most influential and respected programmers in the music industry today. Kevin has guided virtually every station he has worked with to winning levels because of his instinct and willingness to take risks.”
“During his time with CBS RADIO, Kevin has transformed the landscape of music radio in the Los Angeles market,” said Steve Carver, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Los Angeles. “He has the uncanny ability to cultivate and grow a station into a market leader, as evidenced by his work with KROQ, KAMP and KCBS. I continue to be impressed with Kevin’s attention to detail, his undying passion for music and loyalty to our audiences.”
Weatherly’s career in radio began at the age of 12, at KPIN in Casa Grande, solidifying his love of radio. From 1983-87 he worked as a disc jockey and Music Director at KZZP in Phoenix, later moving on to the Music Director role at KMEL, San Francisco in 1987. From there, Weatherly became Music Director at KIIS, Los Angeles in 1988, before heading to San Diego in 1989 to serve as Assistant Program Director, and later Program Director of Q106. In 1992, he arrived at KROQ and has been there ever since, increasing his responsibility within the Los Angeles market and CBS RADIO.
While he is most recognized for his overwhelming achievements at No. 1 alternative rock station KROQ featuring Kevin and Bean in the morning, Weatherly is also behind the ratings achievements and programming of adult hits Jack FM and Top 40 Amp Radio in Los Angeles. He has enlisted recognized radio personalities including Carson Daly and Booker to the market, and created a number of high profile concert events for listeners.