John Fullam Back, On An Interim Basis


Around Thanksgiving Day 2019, word first surfaced that veteran radio industry executive John Fullam would be retiring at year’s end. By late January 2020, his successor had been named.

Now, the man selected to take on Fullam’s duties has departed the company formerly known as Entercom. As a result, Fullam is back, serving as the interim SVP/Market Manager of Audacy‘s Denver stations.

Chuck Sullivan, who became SVP/Manager of KQMT-FM 99.5 “The Mountain,” KALC-FM “Alice 105.9, Adult Standards KEZW-AM 1430 and KQKS-FM 107.5 and KQKS-HD2 “Comedy 103.1″ on Feb. 3, 2020, is no longer with the company.

Sullivan joined Entercom in 2014 as the SVP/Market Manager for the company’s Milwaukee market. In 2015, his role expanded to include oversight of Entercom’s Madison, Wisc., stations. Prior to joining Entercom, Sullivan served in leadership roles for Cumulus Broadcasting, including as VP/Market Manager for the company’s Mobile cluster and as Market Manager for five stations in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Before that, he served as a managing partner for Ocean Broadcasting in Wilmington, N.C., from 1996 to 2006.

Sullivan’s exit comes as KQKS Program Director Victor Starr has also exited Audacy.

He had been PD of the station since March 2016.

In a request for comment, an Audacy spokesperson tells RBR+TVBR Sullivan “has left the company to pursue other opportunities.”

In 1975, Fullam entered the radio business at a now-defunct company called the Home News Corporation. This saw him serve as VP/GM of venerable Rock station WRKI-FM “I95” in Brookfield, Conn., a popular station serving Fairfield County and Westchester County, N.Y. An October 1992 acceptance of similar duties at WKQI-FM in Detroit served as the catalyst for a 44-year career that saw him take key positions at AMFM Inc., Clear Channel, CBS Radio and Entercom, serving as SVP/GM/Market Manager of its Denver stations. Fullam gained that final role in November 2017, a two-year deal.