CCME San Diego announced that Brian Long has been named Program Director for AM 600 KOGO and XTRA Sports 1360 AM (KLSD), effective 1/21. Long will bring more than 15 years of radio broadcast experience to his new position. His career in spoken word formats began in his hometown of Kansas City, MO at the heritage KMBZ. In 1998 Long headed to California for stints in Palm Spring, Bakersfield and Los Angeles. During his time at ESPN in Los Angeles, Long was part of the programming management team and also hosted a variety of on-air programs. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 L.A. Daily News recognized him as one of their “Top Ten Sports Radio Personalities.” In late 2010, Long became Program Director at ESPN in Seattle and was later promoted to Senior Director of Programming for Bonneville Seattle.
“Brian will bring a diverse perspective from multiple markets and stations to our spoken word brands,” said John Peake, Vice President of Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Diego. “We’re excited to add Brian’s management and broadcasting experience to the San Diego programming team and are confident that KOGO and XTRA Sports will prosper under his tutelage.”