Smiley Radio properties News-Talk KBLA-A/Los Angeles President/GM Elston Butler has exited the station to launch and serve as CEO at DigitaI House Media LLC, a new entertainment and film company.

Butler, who joined KBLA in 2021 after serving as Market Mgr. at crosstown Taxi Productions R&B KJLH and previously worked as VP/Sales at iHeartMedia/Riverside-San Bernardino and LSM at News-Talk KABC-A. Butler commented, “I have been in a master class working with Tavis Smiley for the last two years. I gave Tavis my word that I will help him get the startup, up and running and now it’s time for me to pursue my own ventures and pass the baton. I wish Tavis and his staff the absolute best.”