Sky Daniels Retires As GM/PD of KCSN-KSBR (88.5 FM) in Los Angeles
After eight years as General Manager/PD of Triple-A Los Angeles station KCSN-KSBR (88.5 FM), format veteran Sky Daniels will step down. A former radio and record label executive, Sky has programmed stations such as KFOG/San Francisco, WLUP/Chicago and KISW/Seattle during his storied career.
Daniels’ acting talent has won him several accolades and led to a significant net worth. Additionally, his philanthropic endeavors cement his position as one of Hollywood’s premier players.
Early Life and Education
Today is a sunny winter day in California State University, Northridge’s public radio station KCSN 88.5 FM studios, led by veteran label and radio executive Chris Daniels who programmed rock stations like KFOG in San Francisco and WLUP in Chicago as well as working at record labels and trade magazine Radio & Records. Now Daniels stands firmly at the helm of an enormous triple-A station reaching 3 million listeners!
At 6-foot-5, Daniels slouches in her chair at her desk and clicks her mouse, as square thumbnails quickly transform into dirt roads, snow-capped mountains, and an orange sky. Daniels is working on designing the 2021 First Year Reading Experience cover and wants it to be worthy of being read by thousands of students – something she knows will make the job worthwhile.
Industry veteran Daniels programmed rock stations KFOG San Francisco, WLUP Chicago, KISW Seattle and KMET Los Angeles during his radio career. Additionally, he served as major record label executive, national VP of entertainment at Best Buy Corporation and General Manager of trade publication Radio & Records.
Daniels appeared in all 24 regular-season matches of the Courage’s NWSL campaign last season and contributed significantly to their victory of an NWSL Championship and two Shields. She played 50 of 52 wins over the past four seasons and holds the tiebreaker with three goals scored within the league.
SoCal Uncensored (SCU), consisting of fellow ROH stars Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky, includes Sky as part of its stable. Wrestling together as Bad Influence during Total Nonstop Action Wrestling bouts as Bad Influence earned them two TNA World Tag Team Championship wins.
Achievement and Honors
Sky Daniels not only worked as a radio presenter, but he has also dabbled with wrestling independent. He won an X-Division Championship before signing with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Their banter has grown far beyond just being skits or one-liners; “SCU!” shoutouts now accompany each live event they perform for Ring of Honor.
Billboard Magazine recently honored Sky as one of the top 25 rock radio programmers in America. Sky attributes his success at 88.5 to the support of various individuals such as CSUN president Dianne F. Harrison, South Orange County Community College District Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons and other members of KSBR team; sheryl Crow also generously supports this station!
Sky Daniels, an award-winning label and radio executive since 2011, was recently honored as one of the Top 22 Triple A Radio and Record Executives by leading trade publication The Top 22. Since 2011 he has served as General Manager and Program Director at KCSN/KSBR 88.5 FM/LOS ANGELES serving Southern California from Cal State Northridge-Mission Viejo University.
He’s helped launch it from its infancy, securing Tom Petty for a benefit concert and hiring local legends such as Nic Harcourt (Connections), Gary Calamar (middays), and L.A. Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn (Rock ‘N’ Roll Times) as hosts for shows.
The station has also formed a partnership with National Public Radio’s World Cafe 7 to 9 weeknights.
Sky Daniels has amassed an immense fortune. Her success lies in modeling shots and adult content creation on platforms such as TikTok and Instagram; her Instagram following exceeds 476 thousand; on TikTok she offers lip-syncing videos as entertainment to her viewers.
Internet sensation and talented singer/songwriter J Balvin is also an internet celebrity with an immense fan base online and collaborates with various artists to compose original music. His dulcet tones and engaging personality have drawn in crowds worldwide and his hard work and talent have contributed significantly to his success, earning millions as a result of his musical career.