Clear Channel’s ALT1063 KPTL-FM, Des Moines, Iowa’s Alternative, announced Mike Killabrew has been named Program Director, effective immediately. In addition, he will also serve as their afternoon personality.
ALT1063 is a new adult rock station, merging New Music, Alternative, and Local Music together in its programming. The new station features artists such as Imagine Dragons, Neighbourhood, Twenty One Pilots, Linkin Park, Muse, Fall Out Boy and many others. ALT1063 features Motley Crue co-founder, Nikki Sixx, in the evenings from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.
“We are fortunate to have Mike join our team to program ALT1063,” said Joel McCrea, Regional Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Iowa. “His expertise and success will help our team and this station.”
“I left 98 ROCK WXTB-FM in Tampa, to go back to school and work on my certification in counseling. In that time my wife, kids and I moved to Iowa and while planned on going to graduate school, I really wanted to go back to radio,” said Killabrew. “Clear Channel Des Moines had an amazing opportunity at ALT1063 that is perfect for me. I am grateful for the opportunity to come back to a profession I love.”
ALT1063 weekday programming lineup:
Pyle 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Aly 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mike Killabrew 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.