Entercom Resets Market Leaders In Two SE Markets


There are new SVP/Market Managers now in place at two Entercom markets in the Southeast U.S. In Orlando, the ex-VP/Director of Sales for CBS Radio takes the role. In a Tennessee market, the role is given to the former GSM of Cox Media Group‘s Jacksonville cluster.

In the home of the Mouse House and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Claudia Menegus grabs the wand as SVP/Market Manager of Entercom/Orlando.

The move is immediate, with Menegus now overseeing Alternative WQMP-FM 101.9, Classic Hits WOCL-FM 105.9, and Hot AC WOMX-FM 105.1 following Entercom’s acquisition of the trio of stations through its Reverse Morris Trust-fueled merger with CBS Radio.

“Claudia is an experienced radio executive who continues to impress us with her business acumen, client relationships and leadership,” said Doug Abernethy, Entercom’s Miami-based Regional President. “We’re confident that she’ll lead Orlando stations to new heights.”

Menegus commented, “I couldn’t be more proud to lead the Orlando team. We have the most talented group of people here and we’re thrilled to have the power and support of Entercom behind us.”

Menegus is a 19-year broadcast veteran—18 of those years spent at CBS Radio.

During her tenure with CBS Radio, Menegus spent 14 years in various roles in the Baltimore market, including as NTR Director and Sales Manager for the former WHFS-FM 99.1.

Menegus also developed the CBS Radio Baltimore Marketing Group, a vehicle to expand non-traditional platforms, venue sponsorships, and sports marketing with players of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens club, providing exclusive sponsorship programs and raising awareness for their foundations.

In 2014, she was appointed as Director of Integrated Marketing for CBS Radio Corporate overseeing the Events and Experiences Division in 15 markets.

Menegus began her career with Infinity Broadcasting in Tampa, which later merged with CBS Radio.

Concurrently, Nichole Hartman has been appointed SVP/Market Manager for Entercom’s Chattanooga, Tenn., cluster, which was recently acquired from iHeartMedia as part of a station swap designed to get DOJ approval of the Entercom-CBS Radio merger.

Hartman will oversee WKXJ-FM, WLND-FM, WRXR-FM and WUSY-FM, starting Dec. 18.

“Nichole’s leadership and business expertise will be instrumental in Chattanooga and we are thrilled to have her back at Entercom,” said Brian Purdy, Entercom’s Regional President overseeing the Tennessee market just north of Atlanta.

Hartman said, “I am honored to join the Entercom team in Chattanooga. I admire the values of the company and their leadership, and I am excited about where we are heading. I am looking forward to working with an amazing group of brands and A-level talent in East Tennessee.”

Hartmant is a seasoned radio executive who is returning to Entercom after four years: She was GSM at the company’s Greenville, N.C. station group from 2007-2013.