LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 16, 2008 – Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBGI), a large- and mid-size radio market broadcaster, today announces the appointment of Tom Humm to the position of Vice President and Market Manager for its five Las Vegas radio stations, Classic Hits 96.3 KKLZ-FM, fresh 102.7 KFRH-FM, Coyote Country 104.3 KCYE-FM, NewsTalk 720 KDWN-AM and Classic Country 790 KBET-AM.  Humm reports directly to Brian Beasley, Vice President of Operations.  

 

Most recently, Humm served as General Manager for CBS’ Las Vegas radio cluster, a position he attained in 1998 when the company acquired stations under his management.  A Las Vegas native, Humm entered the broadcast field as an account executive with KLUC in 1978 and was promoted to Local Sales Manager before assuming the role of GM of KXTZ in 1984; a position he held until 1991 when he departed for the GM position of KEYV/KFMS.   Coming full circle, he returned to KLUC as GM in 1993, overseeing that station as well as KVEG (now KXNT) and KXNO (now KSFN). The 1998 CBS purchase added KMZQ & KMXB to his managerial duties.  Tom was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.  His early Las Vegas roots include graduation from Bishop Gorman High School, where he returned as a teacher and football coach following his own football career at the University of Nebraska

 

“Interestingly, what I learned early on in football has served me well as a radio station manager,” said Humm.  “Team work is critical, as is keeping an offensive stance and a focus on the goal post. Las Vegas is my hometown.  I love this market, I love radio and I’m here to win.”

 

Commenting on the appointment, Beasley’s Vice President of Operations, Brian Beasley, stated, “Tom is deeply entrenched in the Las Vegas market, on both a business and personal level. The relationships and respect he has garnered over his successful 30-year career in this market will be invaluable to us as we continue to brand and build Beasley’s Las Vegas cluster.” 

 

About Beasley Broadcast Group

 

Founded in 1961, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company that owns or operates 44 stations (27 FM and 17 AM) located in 11 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. In the Las Vegas market, Beasley owns five radio stations, Classic Hits 96.3 KKLZ-FM, fresh 102.7 KFRH-FM, Coyote Country 104.3 KCYE-FM, NewsTalk 720 KDWN-AM and 790 KBET-AM. Fresh 102.7 multicasts a sister station with HD Radio™ technology, available to those with access to an HD Radio receiver. For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.

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