Brenner Promoted At Vibenomics As OOH Ad Team Expands

In August 2019, Paul Brenner took the role of Chief Strategy Officer at Indianapolis-based Vibenomics, following the demise of Emmis Communications subsidiary TagStation, for which he served as President and oversight of the ultimately unsuccessful NextRadio app. Brenner has now been rewarded for his efforts by rising to a higher role at Vibenomics.

Trauring Leaps to Lilly EVP Slot

The VP of News, Marketing and Content Development at Lilly Broadcasting has been elevated to the Executive Vice President position at the Erie, Pa.-based multimedia company. He returned to Lilly in June 2018 after working at a former Lilly-owned station for some 16 years.

Crowley To Receive Digital Leader Honor At NAB Show

Established in 2015, the Digital Leadership Award honors an individual at a broadcast station, group or network who has had a significant role in transforming a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms.
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Sinclair Promotes Four In Its C-Suite

Sinclair Broadcast Group has elevated three of its top executives to the EVP level while shifting its Corporate Development head to a slightly renamed role.

Barrett Tapped To Lead TEGNA’s NBC Affiliate In Charlotte

Six months after Nexstar Media Group completed its acquisition of Tribune Media, the leader of its Fox and CW Network affiliates in Denver obtained via the transaction is leaving the company. The destination? Charlotte, where she will lead TEGNA's NBC affiliate as of March 10.

Media Tech Firm Tieline Brings In A Broker For Top Sales Post

Many RBR+TVBR readers know Doug Ferber for his role as a media broker, heading Dallas-based DEFcom Advisors, and for his editorial work alongside now-retired Foster Garvey attorney Erwin Krasnow. Now, radio industry engineers and C-Suiters charged with approving expenses will get to know Ferber for his new role at Tieline.
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Sinclair Ups Bark, Roberts To Senior Slots

There is now a SVP/CIO at Sinclair Broadcast Group. At the same time, its Senior Director of TV systems has been promoted to a sports-focused VP role.

ACA Connects Plugs In Membership/Finance Leader

An individual who served as the Asst. GM of Telecommunications at the Frankfort Plant Board in Kentucky from 2014 to 2017 has been selected for the roles of EVP/Membership and Finance and Chief of Staff at the organization formerly known as the American Cable Association.

Greenblatt Gets Sunday NAB Show ELS Keynote Slot

The 2020 NAB Show's invitation-only Executive Leadership Summit (ELS) has secured the Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment for a Sunday Keynote address that will see the leader discuss opportunities for the company and plans for its six newly aligned sibling companies.

Powell Empowered by Entercom/Greensboro

Brent Millar will soon retire as SVP/Market Manager for Entercom Communications' Greensboro station group. We now know who will be assuming his duties once he transitions to his non-workaday life.

Farber Inks Three-Year RAB Extension

Radio industry veteran Erica Farber, who ran RKO General's WXLO-FM "99X" in New York in the mid-1970s and later served as Publisher of former trade publication Radio & Records, will be staying at the Radio Advertising Bureau a few more years.

FOX O&O Vet Resurfaces At Sinclair ABC Affiliate

In August 2019, Allyson Meyers completed a nearly seven-year run as VP/GM of FOX's owned-and-operated stations serving Gainesville and Orlando, Fla., plus the company's MyNetwork TV affiliate serving Central Florida. Now, she has resurfaced as the head of an ABC affiliate in Oklahoma, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Pete Spriggs To Retire From WSB

For 19 years, Pete Spriggs has served as Program Director for Cox Media Group's Talk radio station in Atlanta, WSB. He saw its transition from AM to FM, as Director of Branding and Programming, while also serving as a Talk format leader for all CMG/Atlanta News/Talk stations. Now, Spriggs is ready to call it a day, and his successor has just been named.

Baronfeld Hired To Lead PMG’s New Oahu Group

In a deal struck June 26, 2019, Pacific Media Group — led by Chuck Bergson, agreed to purchase the four Ohana Broadcast Company stations serving Honolulu for $5.5 million. Now, the Kahului-based media company -- the only in Hawaii to have radio stations on every island in the state -- has selected a new Market Manager and GM for the O'ahu stations.

Retired Sinclair Exec Amy To Chair TV Music License Committee

On May 31, 2019, David Amy retired as Vice Chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group. Now, he has resurfaced, as he's been selected to hold the role of Chairman of the non-profit trade association that negotiates music performing rights licenses on behalf of the local commercial TV industry and leads efforts to promote a competitive market for music performing rights.

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