Clear Channel Radio names Brand Management Team


Tom Poleman, recently appointed President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Radio, has named Brand Management teams for each of 11 formats. The 24 format experts will help manage the company’s “Premium Choice Network, which imports and exports programming innovation and excellence from region to region, market to market and station to station.”

Darren Davis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of National Programming Platforms will lead the Brand Management Team. Also, Kelly Doherty has been named Director of Imaging.

The naming of the format teams follows the previous announcement of Poleman’s National Formats Programming Team and headcount reductions at many local stations as the company moves to a regional programming model.

“The collective expertise of this team is unmatched.  I’m excited to have them play a lead role in all facets of leveraging our national on-air, digital and special event content,” said Poleman of the Brand Management Team.
“Our Brand Managers are an unprecedented team of the top-performing format experts chosen because of their track record of ratings success, their reputation both inside and outside of Clear Channel and feedback from managers throughout our organization.  They will offer a level of expertise, experience and talent to Clear Channel that is unavailable anywhere else,” said Davis.
Brand Management Team appointments include:
Mainstream AC (Adult Contemporary)
Brand Manager:  Chris Conley
Brand Coordinator:  Rob Miller

Hot AC
Brand Manager:  Tony Coles
Brand Coordinator:  Brian Check
Classic Hits / Oldies
Brand Manager:  Bill Cahill
Brand Coordinator:  Keith Abrams
Mainstream CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio)
Brand Manager:  John Ivey
Brand Coordinator:  Alex Tear  
Rhythmic CHR
Brand Manager:  Cat Collins
Brand Coordinator:  Dylan Sprague
Brand Manager:  Clay Hunnicutt
Brand Coordinator Country:  Doug Montgomery  
Brand Coordinator Classic Country:  Chad Heritage

Active Rock / Alt
Brand Manager:  Brad Hardin
Brand Coordinator Active:  Chris Williams
Brand Coordinator Alt:  Julie Pilat
Classic Rock
Brand Manager:  Eric Wellman
Brand Coordinator:  Joe Bonadonna
Brand Manager:  Jim Lawson
Urban / Urban AC
Brand Manager:  Doc Wynter
Brand Coordinator Urban:  Kris Kelley
Brand Coordinator UAC:  Derrick Brown
Brand Manager:  Darryl Parks
Brand Coordinator:  Ken Charles