Riviera Cuts Claim St. James, Six Others
By Kevin Carter
Updated 11 Hour(s) 45 Minute(s) ago
Riviera's massive companywide cuts today include seven people in Phoenix, including market fixture Bruce St. James, longtime PD of rhythmic KKFR (Power 98.3) and alternative KEDJ (The Edge 103.9), who exits after 11 years.
R&R has confirmed that KKFR APD Karlie Hustle and KEDJ APD Tim Virgin have been upped to PD of their respective stations.
At least six other Riviera/Phoenix employees have been downsized, including Edge night jock Dave Morris; Melissa, "The Midnight Mamacita," longtime host of KKFR's late-night "Lights Out Phoenix" slow-jams show; programming asst. Marla Young; sales asst./receptionist Stacey Roy; chief engineer Ben Overbaugh; and a person in the accounting department.