ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There are some changes happening around Albuquerque radio stations.
American General Media announced the addition of four of the biggest names in radio to Power 106.7, 97.7 and 94.7.
Radio legends DJ Lopez, Johnny V, MQ, and Julian Robles join American General Media’s Albuquerque-Santa Fe team.
DJ Lopez, formerly KKSS Program Director/Mid-day host and S.I.N. medium market PD of the year in 2013, will now become KAGM/KDLW/KARS Program Director/KAGM Mid-day host.
Johnny V, formerly KKSS Imaging Director/afternoon host, and MQ, formerly KKSS Music Director/evening host, will both reprise those same roles at Power 106.7. These three new additions will join Double J and LB of Double J in the Morning at KAGM.
And finally, Julian Robles, formerly of KJFA La Jefa 105.1, joins KLVO. This event marks a return to AGM for Lopez and Robles.
According to the release from AGM, the team of Lopez, Johnny V and MQ has successfully led KKSS to be a consistent ratings leader among adults 25-54, 18-49, and 18-34. Together, these new staff additions represent an influx of a total of over 60 years of combined experience in radio into AGM/Albuquerque-Santa Fe, and the move leaves their cross-town rival’s top stations with only one local on-air personality apiece. This mass exodus comes on the heels of ongoing restructuring nationally within Univision Radio.
“This is a big day at AGM, and I couldn’t be happier for the opportunity to once again work with this incredibly talented, experienced, and passionate team of radio professionals,” said Suzy Rufail, Market Manager of AGM/Albuquerque-Santa Fe. “Any one of them on their own would be a tremendous asset to the AGM family, but the addition of this entire group is exceptional. It also underscores the fact that while other media companies are nationalizing and becoming more dependent on syndicated talent and programming, AGM continues to be committed to staying LIVE and LOCAL for the benefit of our audiences and client partners.”