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Alpha Media/San Jose Names Heeren Market Manager

Lori Heeren
Lori Heeren

Alpha Media, San Jose has named Lori Heeren as Market Manager. The market is home to KBAY and KEZR. Heeren's 30-year career includes previous stints as Vice President and General Manager of Reno Media Group and Director of Sales for CBS Radio/Las Vegas. She also served as Director of Strategic Sales for Beasley Media Group. Before CBS Radio, Lori's professional history includes her role as General Sales Manager at Americom in the early 90's, when Howard Stern debuted in Las Vegas as well as General Sales Manager for EZ Communication's KBKS in Seattle.

In addition to numerous Electronic Media Awards, Lori Heeren is the recipient of Radio Ink's annual Radio Wayne "Streetfighter of the Year" award, which honors outstanding sales and management professionals and has also served as Treasurer for Nevada Broadcasters' Association.

"Lori's expertise, vision, and enthusiasm are infectious," said Alpha Media Executive VP Western Division, Larry Bastida. "She's the perfect fit and we're not only excited for the team in San Jose, but we're equally as excited for the company overall to acquire another great leader!"

"I am honored to be working for Alpha Media, a company who believes in local radio first and foremost," said Heeren. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to work again with Bob Proffitt, whom I've always considered a true leader in our industry. I can't wait to join the Alpha family and get to work."

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