Former KJR Disc Jockey To Head KGO


Metheny Named KGO-KSFO Ops Manager

June 19, 2014

Talk radio programming veteran Kevin Metheny has been named Operations Manager of KGO and KSFO/San Francisco, effective July 14th.

Metheny, who currently serves as Program Director of Cumulus Media sister News/Talker WJR/Detroit, previously spent some 13 years in programming stints with Clear Channel and Jacor Communications, and two years as PD at Tribune News/Talk WGN/Chicago.

The move to KGO and KSFO marks a return to the Bay Area for Metheny, whose long radio roots also include a prior stop as Ops Manager for KFRC-AM & FM back in the early 1990s. “It’s been a privilege to be Program Director of WJR,” said Metheny who joined the Motor City News/Talker in January of 2013.

“Though I will miss my Michigander friends and colleagues, I look forward to returning to the Bay Area and total immersion in the challenges and opportunities at KGO and KSFO.” Cumulus Media is now on a nationwide hunt for Metheny’s successor at WJR.

Back in the mid-seventies, Kevin was a popular KJR disc jockey by the name of Kevin O’Brien. It would be interesting to get a word from Pat O’Day, the guy who hired Kevin for the Seattle radio station gig.

A Younger Kevin Metheny aka Kevin O’Brien with Hair!
(Photo: Courtesy of Jason Remington)

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