CC NY restructures sales, programming


Clear ChannelNew appointments to its senior leadership team include naming Thea Mitchem Vice President of Programming and Bernie Weiss Vice President of Sales.  Mitchem and Weiss will report to Joe Puglise, President and Market Manager, effective January 1, 2013.

As Vice President of Programming, Mitchem will oversee all programming for Clear Channel New York’s five station cluster.  She will manage the strategy and execution of the stations’ brands, increasing audience engagement for the market’s broadcast, digital and live entertainment operations.

Mitchem joins from CC Washington, D.C./Baltimore, where she has served as President and Market Manager for the nine station cluster since May 2011.

Weiss will oversee and develop the sales management team and lead the market’s new business and account service efforts.  He will drive the market’s revenue growth through new business and account development, leveraging all of Clear Channel New York’s assets and integrated capabilities.

Weiss joined CC New York in 2004 as an Account Executive for WWPR-FM Power 105.1.  In 2005 he was named Local Sales Manager for WLTW-FM 106.7 Lite FM and in 2008 was promoted to GSM.  In 2010 he was named General Sales Manager WHTZ-FM Z100, WWPR-FM Power 105.1 and WAXQ-FM Q104.3.

“The opportunity to move not one but two industry executives who are at the top of their game into such key positions at one time exhibits the breadth of talent that exists within the company,” said Puglise.  “I could not be more excited for Bernie to be promoted from within the market and Thea to join the Clear Channel New York team.”