July 06, 2005

Energy 92.7 Program Director Exits

Chris Shebel has departed Energy 92.7 (KNGY) as program director. No replacement has been named for Shebel at this time.

Chris ShebelPrior to joining the San Francisco-based dance music station, Shebel had successfully programmed Chicago's Energy 92.7/5, which had solid ratings success before the station was sold in 2003 and changed formats. He later programmed Adult Hits WRMF in West Palm Beach, Fla., and also consulted Energy Arizona (KNRJ) in Phoenix.

In the 1980s, Shebel was a popular disc jockey at Chicago's famed WLS. He has also jocked in Providence, R.I., New York and Phoenix, and was operations manager for Clear Channel's station group in Raleigh, N.C.

Shebel had joined Energy 92.7 in October 2004 and shepherded the station's transition from The Beat (KBTB). Speculation on the radio message boards is that Shebel had been brought to the Bay Area by station owner Flying Bear Media to roll out the dance hits format on a temporary basis before making a planned exit.

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