President and CEO of Signal Media of Arkansas, Inc., Steve Jonsson, announced Thursday that Justin Acri, PD of The Buzz and co-host of The Zone, will replace him as GM of 103.7 KABZ-FM/Little Rock (The Buzz) effective Monday, September 10. Acri started as a part-time morning show host in 2003, and in 2006 left his job at KATV to work full time as Program Director and on-air personality at Signal Media. Acri took the PD job at a time when The Buzz was finding its way as a new brand of Sports radio station.
“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”, said Jonsson. “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.”
“I am honored to be entrusted with this new responsibility at The Buzz,” Acri said. “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.”