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Bob Rose Named General Manager

Alpha Media Mankato

MANKATO, MN, October 17, 2016 – Alpha Media, Mankato announces Bob Rose as Market Manager. The market is home to 105.5 The River, Z99, Real Country 103.5 and 95.7 The Rock Station. (KRBI-FM, KEEZ-FM, KYSM-FM, and KMKO-FM.)

Rose has enjoyed a 35-year career in radio, most recently managing stations in Sioux Falls,SD,and St. Cloud, MN.  Rose has also worked in Minneapolis at multiple heritage stations including KQRS, KSTP and the cluster that included KDWB, KFAN, KTCZ, KQQL and KEEY.

Prior to the transition into sales and management, Rose’s on air experience includes that of a Program Director, News Director, Sports Director and Music Director in Minnesota and Thousand Oaks, CA.

A native of New Ulm, MN, Rose started his radio career as a weekend announcer at KYSM while still attending Brown Institute.

Alpha Media Executive VP Midwest Region, George Pelletier commented on the announcement, “Bob brings an exceptional understanding of local programming, sales and community broadcasting to the Alpha team in Mankato.  We have a terrific group of people in Mankato and I am confident that Bob’s leadership will assist in continuing to create great local radio.” 

“After 35 years in the business with the multiple radio stations, I’m honored and humbled to have this wonderful opportunity to make my way near my hometown and continue my radio journey onward with a great company like Alpha Media,” remarked Rose.

Alpha Media, headquartered in Portland, Oregon owns or operates 251 radio stations within 51 markets across the United States covering all formats including Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Spanish, Urban, News Talk, Sports, Rock, Country and more. In addition to the radio stations, Alpha Media owns the intimate performance venues, Skype Live Studio in Portland, Oregon and Alamo Lounge in San Antonio, Texas.



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