Member-supported, public radio 88.5 FM, Southern California’s leading Triple-A (adult album alternative),has filled another key position. The radio personality known as “Jet” is now overseeing marketing and promotions for the station, in addition to hosting some on-air shifts.
The station is a combined effort of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and Saddleback College, which began simulcasting as 88.5 FM in October 2017, linking the Los Angeles County- and Orange County-based signals.
“No pun intended, but Jet is yet another rising star we’ve added to our staff,” said 88.5 FM General Manager Patrick Osburn. “She has tremendous relationships with the promoters, as well as keen instincts for creating win-win promotions for our partners and the station. 88.5 is surging right now, and we needed someone with her organization skills. There’s also the added bonus that she happens to embody our up-tempo, high-energy format.”
Singling out Jet’s personal qualities and music knowledge, Osburn said she was a natural addition to host key evening on-air shifts.
“Her fresh on-air approach blends nicely as the station continues to contemporize and improve the playlist,” he said.
Jet said she was looking forward to joining the 88.5 FM family in her various roles.
“The new image of ‘The Independent 88.5 FM’ truly coincides with my passion to share great new, local and timeless music every day,” Jet said. “At 88.5 FM, I have the opportunity to discover fantastic new artists and the platform to introduce them to our audience, unmatched by any other station and with a world-class team driving it!”
Jet has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from CSUN. She previously worked for 88.5 FM’s news department as a producer. Jet has worked as an open-mic host at an independent recording studio, where she dove head-first into the local music scene in Los Angeles.
In her role overseeing marketing and promotions, Jet said she will strive to make 88.5 FM a staple in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
88.5 FM is a service of California State University, Northridge and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. The station offers a 24-hour, commercial-free blend of rock, alternative, soul, blues and Americana. It features a wide range of artists, such as Hozier, Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs, Led Zeppelin, The National, Death Cab For Cutie, Bob Marley and David Bowie. The station’s Triple-A programming also is available on the KCSN and KSBR 88.5 HD1 channels, via the 88.5 app, and online at www.885FM.org.