John Candelaria

Veteran programmer John Candelaria is named Director of Content for Sierra H. Broadcasting R&B oldies “Mega 104.3” KAJM (104.3) and rhythmic CHR “101.1 The Beat” KNRJ Phoenix. Candelaria was most recently with Beasley Media Group Detroit, where he programmed classic hip-hop “105.1 The Bounce” WMGC and adult R&B “Kiss 105.9” WDMK.

“John brings an incredible track record of success to the stations, along with the perfect philosophy that aligns with our formats, company culture, and growth potential,” a company press release read. “We are excited with John’s style of leadership, his commitment and understanding of coaching and his creative, yet data-driven, ideas to help grow our brands in our competitive marketplace.”

Candelaria succeeds Fred Rico, who recently stepped down to spend more time with family.