Two promotions in the country format leadership team have transpired at Audacy Inc., resulting in the appointment of a Regional VP and the naming of a Regional Brand Manager.
Mark Anderson is now a Regional Vice President, supporting operations for WLKK-FM “The Wolf” in Buffalo; WPAW-FM “93.1 The Wolf” in Greensboro; WDSY-FM “Y108” in Pittsburgh; WBEE-FM in Rochester, N.Y.; and WGGY-FM “Froggy 101” in Wilkes Barre-Scranton.
Anderson has been programming radio brands for 25 years. He joined the company in its Pittsburgh market in 2010 as Operations Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Programming in 2017. He currently serves as Brand Manager of Y108, “100.7 Star” (WBZZ-FM) and the recently rebooted WAMO. He has also served previous programming roles in St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Saginaw-Flint, Mich.
Concurrently, Chris Michaels has been promoted to Regional Brand Manager, where he will support the execution of programming, music and branding for the aforementioned stations.
Michaels joined Audacy in 2011 as Operations Manager for the company’s Memphis market. Previous stops include various programming and on-air roles at WABB in Mobile, WERO-FM in Greenville-New Bern and at WAPE-FM in Jacksonville.
“Adding Mark Anderson and Chris Michaels to our country leadership team will help better execute our local brand strategies, give those markets more individualized attention and create more synergy within our country team,” said Tim Roberts, Country Format Vice President at Audacy. “We’re proud to elevate two hard working individuals and watching them take this next step within our organization.”
A COUNTRY REALIGNMENT
Anderson and Michaels’ promotions are part of a country format shift across Audacy’s 20 Country stations. Under the new alignment, Regional Vice President John Foxx and Regional Brand Manager Justin Cole will oversee KILT-FM “100.3 The Bull” in Houston, WUSY “U.S. 101” in Chattanooga, WKIS “Kiss Country 99.9” in Miami, and HD2 offerings in Springfield, Mass.; Richmond; and Middlesex/Morristown, N.J.
At the same time, Regional Vice President Kevin Callahan and Regional Brand Manager Scott Roddy will oversee KSON-FM in San Diego; WDAF-FM “106.5 The Wolf” in Kansas City; KWJJ-FM “99.5 The Wolf” in Portland, Ore.; KFRG “K-Frog” in Riverside-San Bernardino; KKWF “The Wolf” in Seattle; and KMLE in Phoenix.
Country Format Vice President Tim Roberts and Regional Brand Manager Marci Braun will continue to oversee WUSN-FM in Chicago; WYCD-FM in Detroit; KMNB “102.9 The Wolf” in Minneapolis; and WLFP “94.1 The Wolf” in Memphis.
There’s more: Drew Bland is now Brand Manager for “100.7 the Wolf” in Seattle, expanding his current role as Brand Manager for KMLE.