Energy 92.7’s Don Parker lands at CC

Two months after new owners flipped KNGY-FM Energy 92.7’s format and fired the station’s staff, program director Don Parker has been hired by Clear Channel, Radio Online reports. He’s been named operations manager of CC’s San Francisco cluster of seven stations including Star 101.3, 98.1 Kiss, KKGN-AM Green 960, 103.7 The Band, KMEL, KNEW-AM 910 and Wild 94.9. Parker’s old station, now known as The Rev 92.7, is competing directly against Wild 94.9 in the battle of CHR formats. Before

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“Energy 92.7” lays off staff, format to change

The new owner of KNGY, “Energy 92.7,” is changing the station’s LGBT-oriented format to Top 40 and has laid off about 30 employees including program director Don Parker. The station made the flip to “92.7 FM The Revolution” or “The Rev” at 9 last night. The first song to play was Pink’s “Get This Party Started.” The station is also getting new call letters — KREV. With the switch, “The Rev” will go head-to-head with CBS Radio’s “Movin 99.7” and

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It looks like Karel is returning to radio

The last time we heard about Karel was in November when he had been fired from his part-time gig at KGO-AM for an obscenity laced tirade about Joe the Plumber while he thought his microphone was off. Now radio blogger Brad Kava reports that there are rumors Karel (real name Charles Karel Bouley) will be back on the air in a matter of days. He’s apparently landed a job at the KNGY-FM (92.7) Monday-Thursday 9 p.m. to midnight and on

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SF’s only locally owned station is openly gay

Chron radio writer Ben Fong-Torres points out in his Sunday column that San Francisco’s only locally owned radio station, KNGY (Energy 92.7), is also the only station in town that’s openly gay. While the station doesn’t crack the Top 30 list in overall ratings, owner Jeff Bayliss notes that KNGY is No. 1 with men 25-54 — beating KGO, KFOG and even Sports Talk KNBR. The station’s morning show (Fernando and Greg, pictured), has “been adopted by the gay community,

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