Longtime radio host and program director for 103.7 The Buzz in Little Rock, AR, Justin Acri has been named general manager of the station beginning Monday September 10.
The station’s GM role was previously filled by president and CEO of its parent company Signal Media, Steve Jonsson.
“Justin has worked for The Buzz in various capacities for 15 years. His passions for sports, broadcasting and The Buzz make him a perfect fit for his new position. Justin has been a major influence on The Buzz since its inception as a Sports and Entertainment station in 2004, and this is the next logical step in the evolution of this great Arkansas radio station,” Jonsson said regarding the change at GM.
Acri first joined The Buzz as a part-time host, later taking a full-time on-air role with the station in 2006.
Acri expressed excitement over his new position stating, “I am honored to be entrusted with this new responsibility at The Buzz. I have been fortunate to be surrounded in my time here by dedicated co-workers who help our station have a positive impact on our listeners, clients and community. I have worked closely with Steve for several years and learned a lot from his leadership over that time. I am very excited for this new challenge and thankful for the opportunity.”
BSM has learned that the GM role will not replace any of Acri’s current duties. He will continue to hose his midday program, The Zone, serve as 103.7 the Buzz’s program director, and broadcast University of Central Arkansas football games. In addition to Acri’s promotion, executive producer of The Buzz, Derrell Young was named the station’s operations director.