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Programming veteran E. Curtis Johnson joins Lotus Communications rock “105.1 The Blaze” KKBZ Fresno as PD. Johnson succeeds Jon Ballard who recently exited after six years with the station. Johnson previously programmed KRZR Fresno from 1989-2007. He served as director of programming for One Putt Broadcasting from 2008-2014.

“Today starts a new chapter in my career,” Johnson posted on Facebook. “After a four-year hiatus from broadcasting I’m now the program director of 105.1 The Blaze. My skills may be a little rusty, but I still have a face for radio. Thank you [GM] Mary Lou Gunn and Lotus Fresno.”