Non-comm Triple A 885/Los Angeles (formerly KCSN) GM and PD Sky Daniels has announced that he is retiring after eight years of leading the development of the station.
In making the announcement, Daniels stated, “I was planning to retire prior to joining KCSN-FM in 2011. The opportunity to build a radio station that would put artist development first in a market as influential as Los Angeles was something I knew was vital. It has been an honor to serve musician’s needs for the last eight years in developing a platform that recognized and supported their livelihood.
“I want to thank Karen Kearns, KCSN’s original General Manager, as well as Doctors Harry Hillenbrand, Cynthia Rawitch, and Dianne Harrison for allowing me to lead this endeavor. It has been an incredible challenge, given the fact that KCSN is the lowest powered FM in the Los Angeles market, to have it grow into an internationally respected tastemaker radio station.
“The small, but dedicated, staff of 88.5FM deserves great appreciation for their tireless efforts. Turning 800 watts into such a recognized entity was a remarkable feat. They have my eternal respect. In retirement, I plan to be active as a musician’s advocate, as well as pursuing ownership opportunities in broadcasting.”