Who Just Replaced Rick Feinblatt In Charlotte?


Now that Greater Media is gone, Beasley has not welcomed all of the company’s staff as severance packages have been handed to at least one high-level individual at the company.

The same can now be said in Charlotte, where Entercom has made a change at the top of its newly acquired four-station cluster.


Matt Hanlon

With Entercom’s takeover of WBT-AM & FM, WLNK and WFNZ  finalized today, one-time Citadel Broadcasting Midwest President Matt Hanlon has taken the role of VP/Market Manager for Entercom/Charlotte. Since exiting Citadel — another former broadcaster now recorded in the annals of history — in April 2015, Hanlon has focused his efforts on his Grand Rapids-based executive advisory business and as an adviser to the president of The Job Post.

Hanlon takes over stations overseen for many years by Rick Feinblatt, who served as SVP/Market Manager under Greater Media ownership in addition to a corporate-level role of SVP/Radio held since 2004.

Feinblatt joined Greater Media in 1997, with the company’s acquisition of Rocker WMMR-FM 93.3 in Philadelphia, where he served as GSM.

At the same time. WBT 9 a.m.-noon personality Keith Larson exits after 14 years. He tells the Charlotte Observer he will continue his role as a columnist for the daily newspaper owned by McClatchy Co., and focus on his independent marketing and advertising business while serving as a minority partner in Zen Massage Franchising Inc.

Also leaving WBT is 31-year news director Jim Barroll.

At WFNZ, morning co-host Jim Celania retires after 19 years at the Sports Talker.


With Beasley now in the Motor City, 25-year Fayetteville, N.C. VP/Market Manager Mac Edwards (a.k.a. Mac McTindal) has accepted similar duties in Detroit.

Beasley’s newly acquired Detroit cluster is comprised of Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7, Classic Hip-Hop WMGC-FM 105.1 and Rock WRIF-FM 101.1. Edwards spent a quarter-century at the helm of the Fayetteville stations.

Succeeding Edwards in Fayetteville is another Beasley family member.

Erika Beasley will now serve as VP/Market Manager of the company’s five-station Fayetteville, N.C. cluster. She was previously GSM of the company’s Country WQYK-FM in Tampa.