iHeartMedia has announced that DJ Amen has been named Music Director for Hip Hop KRRL (REAL 92.3)/Los Angeles, effective immediately. DJ Amen will be instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the station’s music programming and musical decisions. He will report to Doc Wynter, Executive Vice President of Hip Hop Programming Strategy for iHeartMedia and Program Director for REAL 92.3.
DJ Amen has become one of the most respected and influential DJs hailing from the West Coast over the last decade. He began working for iHeartMedia in 2006 on the turntables for the legendary 106 KMEL in San Francisco. In 2015, he joined REAL 92.3 as a DJ, mixing daily for the newly launched Hip Hop station and in 2016, contributed to the launch of REAL 92.3’s top-rated show, “Young California Radio.”
“His knowledge and passion for music made Amen the perfect choice for music director at REAL 92.3,” said Wynter. “He has a special ear and talent for discovering the latest musical hits and trends. We’ve seen him work his magic on the air-waves and know that with his expanded role he’ll help take the station to even higher levels.”
“I’m thrilled to join the programming team under the leadership of Doc Wynter,” said DJ Amen. “Since 2015, REAL 92.3 has changed the landscape of radio in Los Angeles and I’m excited to expand my role as the brand grows to even greater heights.”