Salem’s Boston GM is Retiring. Who’s Replacing Him?

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In September 1995, Pat Ryan was named GM of “three informative and engaging radio stations” serving greater Boston by Salem Media Group.


Nearly 24 years later, Ryan has announced her retirement.

We also know who will be succeeding her.

With Ryan’s retirement, six-year Salem/Boston GSM Carole Howley Simmons has been selected to succeed her, effective immediately.

Simmons is a veteran of Salem’s trio of stations serving Boston, and began work at the cluster in February 2010 as a senior media strategist.

Early career stops include a 15-year stint as a Senior AE for Comcast Spotlight, from 1993-2008.

Salem/Boston is comprised of WEZE-AM 590 “The Word,” WROL-AM 950 and Spanish-language Christian WWDJ-AM 1150 “Radio Luz.”

Salem Regional Vice President Jeff Reisman commented, “Throughout Carole’s tenure she has proven herself to be a creative and compassionate leader, skills that will serve her well as GM. Carole brings a wealth of local market knowledge and tenacity that will be instrumental in growing the Salem Boston radio stations/digital services to their full potential.”

Speaking of Ryan on her retirement, Reisman added, “Pat has a strong passion for Salem’s mission; her contribution over the years has been great, and we wish Pat well on her new adventures.”

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