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Long Returns to Bonneville Phoenix to Program Talk Stations; Maurer Upped to KTAR PD

Bonneville Phoenix announces that programming pro Brian Long returns to the company as director of programming operations for the cluster that includes news/talk KTAR-FM, KMVP-FM “Arizona Sports,” and KTAR-imAM “ESPN 620.” Long previously served with Bonneville as PD for sports talk KIRO-AM, Seattle. He was most recently with iHeartMedia San Diego. Bonneville Phoenix SVP and market manager Ryan Hatch says, “We are thrilled to welcome Brian back to the Bonneville family. He is a proven leader who will bring strategic thinking and an innovative imspirit that will grow our market leading news and sports brands.” Long will also serve as PD for KMVP-FM and KTAR-AM. He comments, “Getting the chance to return to Bonneville after such a great run in San Diego and being part of the evolution for such iconic brands as ‘Arizona Sports’ and ‘KTAR News’ is humbling. I look forward to getting to work alongside some of the best talent in the country.” At the same time, the company announces that KTAR-FM assistant program director and news director Martha Maurer is being promoted to program director of “KTAR News.” Hatch says, “There is no one more passionate about ‘KTAR News’ and its talented content teams than Martha. We have watched her grow and achieve great success for 11 years and couldn’t be more excited for her to lead this legendary brand into the future.”