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New Market Manager for Alpha Media’s Alaska Radio Stations

Sep 13, 2023 | Media & Arts, Right Moves

Alpha Media

The seven radio stations in Alaska owned by Oregon-based broadcasting chain Alpha Media have a new Market Manager. Nikki Hilton is taking the position after most recently serving as senior vice president of sales in Spokane, Washington for rival broadcaster iHeartMedia.

Hilton oversees a market that includes six stations in Anchorage: 750 AM KFQD, 590 AM KHAR, KWHL 106.5, KOOL 97.3 (KEAG), “The Mix” 103.1 (KMXS), and “KBear” 104.1 (KBRJ), offering formats that include news/talk, sports, rock, adult hits, adult contemporary, and new country, respectively. The group also includes the classic country station 100.9 KAYO in Wasilla.

“After our longtime Market Manager in Alaska, Scott Smith, announced his retirement in January, we’ve been searching nationwide for an outstanding candidate to lead our terrific team in Anchorage and Wasilla,” says Alpha Media Regional President and Chief Compliance Officer Bill McElveen. “We found that leader in Nikki Hilton. Nikki is a remarkable person and media expert and brings all of Alpha’s Core Values to our Alaska markets. We are delighted to have her join the Alpha team in a leadership position.”

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Hilton is an award-winning media expert with more than twenty-eight years of broadcast media experience in both Canada and the US. She volunteers for a number of nonprofits, including Autism Speaks and the Children’s Miracle Network, and she currently serves on the board of directors of the children’s charity Believe In Me.

Hilton says, “I look forward to growing and nurturing the great potential of not only this market and these stations but, more importantly, this live and local team. The power of radio lives and breathes in Alaska, and I am proud to lead this amazing group.”

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