A Former WGCI GM Is Now Leading SW Fla.’s FOX Affiliate

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Darryll Green, a seasoned media executive with large-market television broadcasting experience, is the new VP/GM for WFTX-36, the E.W. Scripps Company-owned station branded as “FOX4” in Ft. Myers-Naples, Fla.


Green has served as Market President of URBan Radio Broadcasting’s six-station Toledo, Ohio, station group since Sept. 2015, and he’ll drive down I-75 to start his new duties on Aug. 14.

“Darryll has the right combination of experiences and expertise to make that station a leader in the community, both on the content side and as an economic driver for local businesses,” said Debbie Turner, VP/Station Operations for Scripps. “He has a strong track record for increasing revenue, developing effective teams and growing TV and digital audiences.”

Before joining Urban Radio Broadcasting, he was the company’s Miami-based VP/COO, focusing on the 16-station radio group, budgets and strategic planning.

Green’s experience includes a stint from 2003-2007 as President/GM of WUSA-9 in Washington, D.C., a TEGNA station. Under his tenure, CBS-affiliated WUSA launched first 7 p.m. newscast in the market.

Before that, Green held similar duties at NBC-affiliated sibling WGRZ-2 in Buffalo, which he joined in 1997.

From March 1985-March 1997, he worked at Urban WGCI-AM & FM in Chicago, rising from controller to GM of the storied stations.

 


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