IBA Board Elects Officers For Next Term

"We have said from the beginning that a large independent membership provides scale and with scale we can deliver many great things for independent broadcasters," IBA founder Ron Stone said. "I am looking forward to working with our management team to establish new goals for the IBA for 2022 and 2023.”
Jared Merves

A SVP/Digital Will Soon Come To Cumulus

An individual who most recently served as Chief Revenue Officer of Distributed Media Lab has accepted the role of SVP/Digital at audio content creation and distribution company Cumulus Media. He reports directly to CEO Mary Berner, and begins his new job on January 18.
Oscar Rodriguez

Univision K.C., Twin Cities Gets a New Leader

The Univision network affiliates serving two of the nation's biggest emerging Hispanic markets — Kansas City and Minneapolis-St. Paul — has a new VP/Station Group Manager. He takes the expanded role at Media Vista Group after seven years of experience overseeing the Twin Cities operations. 
Woody Zimmerman

‘Hippie Radio’ Parent Names a New COO

For Nashville radio listeners, there's a "hippie" on the FM radio dial. WHPY-FM is Hippie Radio, and together with an AM/FM combo in Gallatin, Tenn., and a group of stations in Warsaw, Ind., comprise Kensington Digital Media. Now, its founder has selected the GM of the Warsaw stations to serve as the company's COO.
Jeff Warshaw (l) and Mike Driscoll

Connoisseur Co-Founder To Shed CFO Role

He has been with radio station owner Connoisseur Media since he was hired as Chief Financial Officer in 1996, when the company was known as Connoisseur Communications. Now, this longtime partner and colleague of CEO Jeffrey Warshaw is relinquishing his role as EVP/CFO, effective December 31.

Public Media-focused Station Resource Group Names New Leader

The Station Resource Group (SRG) has announced that a 37-year veteran of public radio will succeed long-term co-CEOs Tom Thomas and Terry Clifford, who have led the organization since its inception.

Four New Board Members at the IBA

The Independent Broadcasters Association (IBA) has elected four new members its Board of Directors.  The election took place between November and December. The new board members will serve beginning January 1, 2020, for a three-year term.
Casey Kespohl

CBS Stations Select A New Brand Strategy and Development VP

Casey Kespohl will work under CBS News and Stations President and Co-Head Wendy McMahon in the newly created role. He'll partner with the local management teams at the 27 ViacomCBS-owned television stations found across the U.S. and is charged with "helping to evolve and strengthen" CBS Stations’ branded content and marketing across broadcast, streaming and digital platforms.
Dana Healy

A New VP Selected at Cablecast Community Media

Tightrope Media Systems, developers of the Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform, has hired a "PEG" media executive as the new Vice President of its Cablecast business unit.
Sarah Foss, Audacy Inc.

Audacy Names Foss Its First CTO

She's been the Chief Information Officer for Audacy Inc. since joining the company then-known as Entercom in September 2020. Now, the former FreeWheel and Imagine Communications executive has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer — a move that comes just as RBR+TVBR readers for the first time are honoring Broadcast Media's Top Tech Leaders. 
Nick Radziul

Radziul Appointed to NAB TV Board of Directors

The SVP of Distribution and Government Affairs for Hearst Television has been named to the NAB Television Board of Directors. Before joining Hearst, this industry leader was VP/Strategic Transactions for CBS Corporation and served previously as Senior Counsel/Programming at Cablevision.
Cindy DeLuca

Hearst Levitates DeLuca To Lead WGAL

She's a 28-year Hearst Television veteran who since October 2017 has served as General Sales Manager for the company's NBC affiliate serving Pennsylvania communities from Lancaster through Harrisburg and down to York. Now, this longtime local TV sales pro is he station's President/GM.
Tom Keaveney

At 605, A New President Is Named

The independent TV measurement and analytics firm founded by CEO Kristin Dolan has turned to a former M&A banker at Goldman Sachs in selecting its new President. Most recently, he held principal roles at several fast-growing firms — including 605-owned ad tech, measurement and services firm Adscribe.

Gray TV co-CEO To Receive 2022 Golden Mike Award

The co-CEO and Chairman of the Board of one of the fastest-growing broadcast television station ownership groups in the U.S. has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Golden Mike Award. This year’s event marks the return of the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s biggest fundraiser, which did not take place in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don Martin Upped To Sports Programming EVP at iHeart

A 26-year veteran of iHeartMedia, Martin most recently served as Senior Vice President of Programming for FOX Sports Radio and Senior Vice President of KLAC-AM/Los Angeles. Previously, Martin oversaw the merger of AM 690/1150 and was responsible for moving XTRA Sports 690/1150 to 570.
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