With days to go before CBS Radio becomes a part of Entercom, 12 executives have been appointed to the role of Format Captain across all of the company’s formats.
The appointments are as follows:
· Steve Butler – News
· Mark Chernoff – Sports
· Jimmy Gonzalez – Spanish Language
· Brian Kelly – Top 40
· Michael Martin – Alternative
· Mike Moore – Country
· Diane Newman – Talk
· Nikki Nite – Adult Contemporary
· Dave Richards – Rock/Classic Rock
· Reggie Rouse – Urban
· Jim Ryan – Classic Hits
· Steve Salhany – Hot Adult Contemporary
Additionally, Martin will continue in his role as SVP/Programming and Music Initiatives in the new organization of Entercom.
Pat Paxton, Entercom’s President of Programming, said, “This talented team of experts has the skills and experience to take our live, original and local audio content to new heights and compete at the highest level in the media industry.”
Meanwhile, CBS Radio EVP/Programming Chris Oliviero will transition to similar duties at Entercom upon the merger’s completion.
Olivero said, “We are confident that we have the best people in place to deliver the top-rated content across all of our formats that our listeners and partners expect.”
Format Captains will report to Paxton and Oliviero upon completion of the merger.