Herman’s Heading Out As Entercom Sets Post-CBS Roster


NEW YORK — In an e-mail letter distributed Monday (7/10) to all Entercom employees — and submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by CBS Corporation — the soon-to-be new steward of what will soon be the former CBS Radio station revealed who’s in and who’s out once those AM and FM properties become the property of the Philadelphia-based radio broadcasting pure-play.

Here’s the big takeaway: Scott Herman will not be joining Entercom and is going his separate ways.

With the subject, “Update on Entercom/CBS Radio Merger,” Entercom President/CEO David Field started off by stating he was “delight to announce” many of the leaders on Entercom’s future senior corporate leadership team, once the transaction closes.

The list is “a work in progress.” He said that, in the weeks ahead, as planning continues, “we will announce additional members of the leadership team, as well as information on a wide range of other important topics as we continue to prepare for this game-changing event.”

Who’s in?

  • JD Crowley, Executive Vice President of Digital
  • Mike Dee, President of Sports
  • Michael Doyle, Regional President and President of Sales Operations
  • Ruth Gaviria, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Weezie Kramer, Chief Operating Officer
  • Chris Oliviero, EVP/Programming
  • Pat Paxton, President of Programming
  • Bob Philips, Chief Revenue Officer
  • Rich Schmaeling, Chief Financial Officer
  • Andrew Sutor, SVP/General Counsel

Not listed is Herman.

Speaking of the CBS Radio veteran, Field offered “a special word of recognition” to Herman, “who has done a terrific job over so many years in various leadership roles at CBS, culminating in his current position as Chief Operating Officer. While we are disappointed that Scott will be moving on to pursue other personal and professional endeavors, we greatly respect his outstanding leadership contributions to the organization. We wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

Paxton and Oliviero, “who have done outstanding jobs leading their respective programming teams,” will both have key senior leadership roles in the new Entercom.

While Paxton will oversee the music brands and Oliviero will oversee the news/talk/sports brands, they will be working collaboratively, along with the programming team across the country “to ensure that we continue to develop outstanding brands with the best personalities and content for our listeners nationwide,” Field said.