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Matt Pinfield Joins The SoCal Sound for Afternoons


Matt Pinfield
Matt Pinfield

Veteran air talent and television host Matt Pinfield is joining KCSN-FM (88.5 FM The SoCal Sound) in Los Angeles as AAA outlet's new afternoon host from 2-6pm. The music personality fills the spot left open by Andy Chanley, who announced earlier this month that he was leaving the station to become Music Director at AAA WXRT in Chicago.

"When we unexpectedly had the afternoon drive slot open up, we were so happy to have someone of Matt Pinfield's stature available to step in," said SoCal Sound General Manager Patrick Osburn. "We believe that someone with Matt's level of notoriety in the industry will help us continue to grow and foster the national recognition we have enjoyed the last few years. With the addition of Matt to our roster, The SoCal Sound truly has a deep bench of talented DJs."

"I immediately bonded with Program Director 'Mookie' Kaczor and Pat (Osburn) over their passion for radio and music discovery," said Pinfield. "My history with the on-air staff goes back a long way. Nic Harcourt and I have been friends since the '90s, when he was at WDST in Woodstock and I was in Asbury Park at WHTG. We were both music and program directors on the air when there were only 14 commercial alternative radio stations in the U.S. Julie Slater (midday host and 88.5-FM music director) and I also worked together at WXRK in New York."

Pinfield first received national prominence as a VJ at MTV. He served two stints as host of the alternative music program "120 Minutes," from 1995 to 1999 and from 2011 to 2013 on MTV2.

He started working as both a radio and club DJ in the early 1980s as part of the New Jersey alternative rock scene. He worked at WHTG when the station first began broadcasting alternative rock in 1984. He later became Music Director at the station and won several awards before joining MTV in 1995 to host their late-night alternative music show. Pinfield went on to host several shows for the MTV family of networks.

Pinfield also served as Vice President for A&R (artists and repertoire) for Columbia Records from 2001 to 2006. He has since worked as a DJ and television host for a number of radio stations and television networks.

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