Jonathan Steele Moves To KKSS/KKRG As Program Director

Kiss 97.3 KKSS AlbuquerqueAmerican General Media has appointed Jonathan Steele as Program Director of Hip Hop “Kiss 97.3” KKSS and Hot AC “Mix 105.1” KKRG-FM Santa Fe/Albuquerque NM.

Steele joins AGM from Beasley Classic Hip Hop “105.1 The Bounce” WMGC Detroit where he serves as APD/afternoon host. He will continue to fill that role remotely. Steele originally joined WMGC in April 2019 before departing in October 2020 and then returning in April 2021. Prior to Detroit, Steele programmed Hip Hop WAMO Pittsburgh, CHR “94.7 Hits-FM” WYUL Chateaugay NY/Montreal and CHR “98.5 Kiss-FM” WPIA Peoria. He has also worked on-air as ‘DJ Miracle’ at WHIZ-FM Zanesville OH and WNGY Peoria.

American General Media-Albuquerque has hired Jonathan Steele as Program Director of Rhythmic KKSS-FM “KISS 97.3” and Hot A/C KKRG “MIX 105.1” effective Wednesday, June 1st.

Jonathan Steele joins AGM from Beasley’s WMGC/The Bounce in Detroit where he served as Afternoon Host and APD. Prior stops include Program Director/Air Talent of WAMO in Pittsburgh, PA and Program Director/Air Talent at WPIA in Peoria, IL

“Jonathan has a real passion for creating great local, vibrant brands and will be a valuable leader on our staff. More than that, Jonathan is a wonderful person and will be a fantastic fit with our local team.” Said Scott Wiggins, Market Manager for American General Media/Albuquerque.

“When we spoke to Jonathan, we knew almost immediately that he embodied a unique set of skills that will elevate our brands on day one. He is a great listener and a passionate leader. We are thrilled he’s joining the AGM team.” Said Robert Lewis, Regional Director of Operations & Programming for American General Media/Albuquerque, NM and Bakersfield, CA.

Jonathan Steele stated, “I am beyond ecstatic to join this cluster and to lead these incredible brands. I’ve been familiar with these radio stations for years and to program them is a dream come true. American General Media is a company that still believes in doing local radio the right way and that’s what I’m all about. Huge thanks to Scott Wiggins and Bob Lewis for this opportunity. I’m eager to grab some green chiles and get to work!

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