Audacy has added Ian Camfield to morning drive on ALT 94.9 (KBZT-FM) in San Diego. Camfield will be heard weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT beginning October 17.
“Ian Camfield is a world-class on-air talent who has proven can entertain his audience while connecting them to the music he plays,” said Michael Valenzuela, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy San Diego. “We’re very excited to have Ian join the ALT 94.9 air staff.”
“When I lived in England, I would visit San Diego and tell ALT 94.9 management they should hire me! It’s long been one of my favorite stations in one of my favorite cities,” said Camfield. “I’m very excited to be joining an excellent team.”
Camfield broke into the industry at 16, where he hosted overnights on London station Country 1035. He then moved on to Heart 106.2, London’s premier Female AC station, where he stayed for a year – learning the craft of radio by introducing Celine Dion songs. His big break came at Xfm, the UK’s first alternative station, where he broke music from some of the biggest UK exports, including Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Muse.
Camfield also hosted shows for VH-1 and MTV2, made various appearances on music documentaries and a multitude of voiceovers, as well as hosting The Download Festival at Donnington, The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, and The Metal Hammer Awards.
Camfield moved to New York to do afternoons on K-Rock, then to Phoenix in 2016 to work for KUPD-FM and KDKB-FM, where he won “Best Morning Show” 2019 from Phoenix Magazine and hosted “Ian Camfield’s Morning After” podcast, which gained more than 150,000 subscribers. In 2020, Camfield headed to Dallas Fort Worth to join Audacy’s ALT 103.7 (KVIL-FM), as well as contribute content to sister stations KRLD News Radio 1080 (KRLD-AM) and 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM).
During his time in DFW, he has taken ALT 103.7 from ranking outside of the top twenty stations in the market, to being top 6 in all key demos. Camfield’s No. 2 rank in the 18-34 demo marks the best ratings in the history of the station. Camfield is also heard on Audacy stations in Detroit and San Diego.