Dallas-Fort Worth – Gavin Spittle has been named Vice President of News/Talk/Sports Programming for CBS RADIO’s Dallas-Fort Worth stations. In his new role, Spittle will oversee the programming and operations for KRLD-FM (105.3 The FAN) , KRLD-AM (NewsRadio 1080) and the Texas State Networks beginning Feb. 4.
Spittle returns to the market after three and a half years as Program Director for CBS RADIO’s KILT-AM (SportsRadio 610) in Houston, where he was also responsible for the Houston Texans Radio Network. During Spittle’s tenure at KILT-AM, the station rose from a rank of 21st to 8th in the target demographic of men 25-54.
“Under Gavin’s leadership, SportsRadio 610 dominated Houston sportstalk,” said Brian Purdy, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO Dallas-Fort Worth. “During his time with the station, ratings among Men 25-54 more than doubled. We’re fortunate to have Gavin as part of our CBS RADIO family, and we’re looking forward to having him back in Dallas-Fort Worth.”
Prior to his role in Houston, Spittle was Vice President of News and Talk for CBS RADIO Dallas-Fort Worth, where he was responsible for KRLD-FM (which was “Live 105.3” until Spittle oversaw the format change to sports in December 2008), KRLD-AM, and the Texas Rangers Radio Network. Before that, he was Program Director of CBS RADIO’s KXNT-AM in Las Vegas.
“The KRLD call letters -- both on the AM and FM dial -- are close to my heart, so I’m honored to be selected and excited about this awesome opportunity,” Spittle said. “I'm looking forward to joining forces with the entire staff at CBS RADIO Dallas-Fort Worth.”
A Massachusetts native, Spittle began his career in Boston. His first Program Director position was with WCRN-AM in Worcester, and he went on to hold the same position at WXTK-AM in Cape Cod.