Beasley Las Vegas ups “Hammer”

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Beasley Broadcast Las Vegas announcd the promotion of Brian Hammer to the newly created position of Music Director of KVGS-FM 107.9 BOB FM. Hammer joined KVGS-FM in June of 2013 and is currently the morning show host on BOB FM, Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., an on-air position he will continue to hold. Hammer reports to Program Director John Candelaria and Market Manager Tom Humm.


Hammer started his radio career in New York City at WXRK, K-ROCK. He was born in Chicago and raised in Southern California before becoming a promotion’s assistant at WXRK-FM, Howard Stern’s flagship station.  He has worked at WBAB-FM in Long Island, WDHA-FM, KKXX-FM and KRAB-FM in Bakersfield California, then onto KDKB-FM, KEXX-FM, KPKX-FM in Phoenix prior to joining Beasley Broadcast Las Vegas as BOB FM’s morning show host.

Hammer says, “I am honored that John Candelaria and Tom Humm have confidence and trust in me.  I am looking forward to working closely with Joel Folger, the Guru of the BOB format, to continue to create the perfect music recipe for BOB. I am psyched to take BOB and my career to the next level.  Look Ma’, my previous job as a circus juggler is paying off as I can multitask with the best!”

Program Director John Candelaria comments, “Brian has proven his passion and dedication for the BOB format…His eagerness to take on more responsibility is officially granted.  Brian is a pretty amazing person and has worked hard to earn this promotion.  It feels good with you can reward great employees and Hammer is one of the best.”


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