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SIGNAL MEDIA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES NEW KABZ 103.7 THE BUZZ GENERAL MANAGER

 [LITTLE ROCK, AR]: President and CEO of Signal Media of Arkansas, Inc., Steve Jonsson, announced Thursday afternoon that Justin Acri, Program Director of The Buzz and Co-Host of “The Zone”, will replace him as General Manager of 103.7 The Buzz (KABZ-FM) effective Monday, September 10th, 2018.

“Justin has worked for The Buzz in various capacities for 15 years. His passions for sports, broadcasting and The Buzz make him a perfect fit for his new position”, said Jonsson. “Justin has been a major influence on the Buzz since its inception as a Sports and Entertainment station in 2004, and this is the next logical step in the evolution of this great Arkansas radio station.”

Acri started as a part time Morning Show host in 2003 and in 2006 left his job at KATV to work full time as Program Director and on-air personality at Signal Media. Acri took the PD job at a time when The Buzz was finding its way as a new brand of Sports Radio station.

“I am honored to be entrusted with this new responsibility at The Buzz,” Acri said. “I have been fortunate to be surrounded in my time here by dedicated co-workers who help our station have a positive impact on our listeners, clients and community.  I have worked closely with Steve for several years and learned a lot from his leadership over that time.  I am very excited for this new challenge and thankful for the opportunity.”

Jonsson also announced a few other promotions and additions within KABZ. Derrell Young has been promoted to Operations Director from Executive Producer. RJ Hawk, producer of KABZ’s Morning Show “The Show with No Name”, will be taking on more responsibility as Social Media Director. And returning to KABZ, Lindy Lanford will be the Marketing and Events Consultant.  Lanford left the station in January of 2012 to purchase The Bridal Cottage in NLR. She will be consulting the Buzz on a part-time basis, still continuing ownership of The Bridal Cottage.

Signal Media of Arkansas is an independently owned company.  Signal Media consists of three local stations: KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz, KKPT-FM The Point 94.1, and KHLR-FM The Ride 106.7.

 

Pet of the Week – September 4

Cost Plus Furniture presents Maisy!

Cost Plus Furniture Warehouse presents Maisy, a spunky 7lb, 8 year old Chihuahua available for adoption through the Little Rock Animal Village! Maisy is such a sweet little girl. She walks great on a leash, but she’s perfectly happy letting you carry her around too. She’s super chill and easy going.

Because she’s an older girl, sweet Maisy is in a foster home, but if you want to give her a forever home, just $90 covers her adoption, including her vetting and city license.

The Little Rock Animal Village is at 4500 Kramer Street off South University, right behind Cost Plus Furniture Warehouse. The Village is full of wonderful dogs, puppies, cats, and OODLES of kittens, all waiting for homes today!

Thank you so much to Cost Plus Furniture Warehouse in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Malvern for helping The Little Rock Animal Village save homeless pets like Maisy!