Cort Johnson, a 20-plus-year broadcast veteran, will rejoin the staff of Alpha Media Portland’s heritage Triple station 101.9 KINK FM as Assistant Program Director and afternoon drive host.
Cort commented, “I’m thrilled for this opportunity. KINK is a true Portland institution, as unique as the city itself. The opportunity to work alongside Ronnie Stanton, Lisa Decker and Scott Mahalick makes it even better.”
Cort started his radio career at his high school radio station. He then attended Brigham Young University, followed by a stint in the promotions department for Citadel Salt Lake City’s KENZ. At KENZ, he rose to the role of morning show host and APD. In 2011, Johnson moved to Portland, OR, where he worked on Alpha Media stations KINK (morning show host) and FM News 101 KXL (reporter/anchor). Most recently, Cort worked on Alpha Media’s corporate digital content team.
Ronnie Stanton, KINK’s Content Director, commented “I am so thrilled to work beside a talent like Cort who brings local knowledge, on air and digital skills to the table and already understands and loves the intricacies of the KINK brand.”
Alpha Media Portland Market Manager/SVP Lisa Decker remarked, “Cort has been a part of KINK for years. We are thrilled to expand his responsibilities. His talent, leadership, and creativity make him an excellent fit for KINK and the KINK team.”
Scott Mahalick, Alpha Media’s EVP of Content, commented “It is always a proud moment to promote from within Alpha, and Cort is a star whose time has come to shine.”
Johnson’s first on-air shift in his new role will be June 18.