Non-comm Triple A 88.5 FM/Southern California has announced that afternoon-drive host Andy Chanley has taken on the music director duties at the station, replacing Mookie Kaczor, who was named the station’s PD last week.
“Andy has done it all in this market — mornings, middays, afternoon drive — and has vast experience in all the rock format genres,” said 88.5 FM General Manager Patrick Osburn. “We are fortunate to have Mark ‘Mookie’ Kaczor at the program director post, and Andy working closely with him on music. They are a real one-plus-one-equals-three kind of complement to each other. I’m happy to say we are operating at full strength with great, experienced broadcasters in every position.”
A 30-year radio veteran, Chanley joined 88.5 FM nearly two years ago at a time when the signals in Los Angeles and Orange County were synchronized and Entercom’s 100.3, “The Sound,” signed off as a result of its merger with CBS. 88.5 FM officials immediately invited Chanley to join the station at a time when it was facing an exciting crossroads.
“There’s no station in the world like 88.5 FM,” Chanley said. “It’s a special blend of music and people — on both sides of the transmitter — that makes radio fun again. I’m really proud to be on this team, and beyond excited at the opportunity to help steer the rudder even more.”
Chanley has previously provided radio consulting and imaging for stations, and also is an accomplished voice actor for radio, television, video games and film.