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HOT 1017 Management Team

VP of Programming and Operations

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy is the VP of Programming and Operations for Amaturo Sonoma Media Group, parent company of HOT 1017.  Jim works closely with Kendra, Eloy and more to keep HOT 1017 live, local and all about Sonoma County.  Through his guidance, HOT 1017 has become one of the largest stations in the North Bay.

Jim has also been involved in developing local music festivals and in strengthening the company’s digital assets. Prior positions include operations manager at KBAY and KEZR in San Jose, program director at WHDH Boston and general manager positions at stations in the northern Boston metro. Jim is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Jim lives right here in beautiful Santa Rosa, CA.

Tel:707 543 0112

Program Director

Danny Wright

Danny Wright is a Bay Area Native, born and raised in San Francisco. Danny has been on Sonoma County radio air waves since 2001. He’s a self proclaimed hard core 49ers and San Francisco Giants fan. When he’s not on the air, he loves spending time with his wife and 2 young daughters or biking around Sonoma County.

Danny is excited to bring his experience and energy to HOT1017 as the Program Director.

Promotions Director


Originally from San Francisco, Jeff has called Sonoma County home since 2004. Upon graduating from Cardinal Newman in 2011, he took off for Chaminade University of Honolulu in Hawaii before ultimately getting his BS in Communications from the University of Phoenix—where he now jokes he has the paperwork to match the skill. Jeff says his interest in radio stems from local and national sports talk shows that he’s listened to over the years and hopes to have his own one day. He loves a good joke or a fun fact, so always be on the lookout for one of those. And when he’s not on the radio, he’s probably working out, podcasting, enjoying a beer with friends, tweeting out sports takes or catching up on the latest Netflix release with his dog Dee.

Vice President of Sales

Steve DiNardo

Steve DiNardo is Vice President of Sales for Amaturo Sonoma Media Group’s radio, digital, and print properties with responsibility for revenues and the sales organization. He joined the company in February of 2023, after a decades-long career managing various San Francisco radio and digital properties.

 Steve’s Bay Area radio experience includes Sales Management and Market Management positions at CBS Radio’s All News KCBS, the founding of Alice 97.3, as well as iconic brands like KOIT, 99.7 KMVQ, and KBLX. Additionally, Steve worked in National Sales in New York City and was National Sales Manager for heritage All News WCBS-AM. He began his career in Boston while in college and has worked in broadcast media for the vast majority of his professional life.

 Steve has served as Chairman of the Northern California Broadcasters Association as well as the President of the Bay Area Society for Radio and Television. As a member of a musical family, Steve enjoys playing music with his 3 brothers and lifelong friends for relaxation.

Tel.:707-528-4434 Ext. TBD

VP of Business Development, Director of Sales

Kevin Wodlinger

Kevin Wodlinger is VP of Business Development for HOT 1017’s parent company, Amaturo Sonoma Media Group. Kevin has been in the radio industry most of his life and has built and managed markets from Missouri to Santa Barbara over the last four-plus decades. He holds certifications in both branding and recruiting.  He was excited to join ASMG and HOT 1017 in 2013.

Kevin’s passion is helping people solve problems. He is inspired by his team and thrives on their success in serving the community.

Kevin and his wife live in Santa Rosa and love it!

Tel:707 543 0117

Michael O’Shea

Michael O’Shea is the President and General Manager of Amaturo Sonoma Media Group, parent company of HOT 1017.  He has been with the company since its beginning in 2013. In addition to overseeing all day-to-day managerial duties with ASMG he also coordinates National Sales responsibilities.

Michael has worked in commercial radio for over 40 years and in upper management for the past 30-plus years, with CEO, COO and President tours-of-duty in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago and others.

Michael started in radio when he was a teenager, as a radio deejay in the Midwest where he grew up and advanced into radio programming with stations in markets such as Dallas, Miami, Cincinnati, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has twice been named Program Director of the Year by Billboard Magazine and was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.

In addition to radio Michael is an avid aviation enthusiast, having held a Private Pilots License for over 40 years. He’s also an avid astronomer and serves as a docent at Santa Rosa’s Robert Ferguson Observatory, where he operates the observatories large telescopes for the public and speaks to groups of all ages on astronomical subjects, including planets, stars and deep-space objects.

Michael lives in Santa Rosa with two of the cutest dogs you’ll ever meet-  Cosmo and Mojo.

Tel:707 543 0143

Lawrence Amaturo

Lawrence Amaturo


Lawrence Amaturo is the founder and managing member of Amaturo Sonoma Media Group LLC. ASMG owns and operates five local radio stations, including News/Talk KSRO,  Froggy 92.9, 97.7 The River, Hot 101.7 and K-Hits 104.9. ASMG recently acquired NorthBay biz Magazine, the forty-year business magazine for Napa, Marin and Sonoma Counties. All six media units collectively operate from Fox Plaza, our 14,000 sq foot media center on Santa Rosa’s Neotomas Avenue.

Lawrence, a veteran media and business owner in Santa Rosa, also has significant ownership positions in several auto dealerships and is the owner of the expanding Splash Express high tech car wash group in Sonoma County.

Lawrence and his wife, Susan, a local physician, are active in the community and engaged in many philanthropic endeavors, including The United Way, Catholic Charities, The LBC and The Schulz Celebrity Golf Foundation, and are members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Their interests include golfing, skiing, travelling with their teenage daughters here in Santa Rosa.