Sunny Day: A New Chief Development Officer Is Named


Sun Broadcast Group has promoted Rich O’Brien to Chief Development Officer. O’Brien, who has been with the company for two years, had been VP of Programming and Affiliate Relations.

The announcement was made by Warren Friedland, now President of Sun.

“Rich has been instrumental in building Sun to where it is today,” Friedland said. “With this appointment, Rich will oversee all our programming and affiliations, working closely with our producers. Rich is highly respected, and has tremendous experience in developing and growing quality, compelling, and impactful programs and services to be used by radio stations in all size markets.”

O’Brien added, “I’m excited to help expand Sun’s program offerings and grow our company. We have a terrific affiliate relations team in place, and I look forward to working with the great Sun team to deliver quality programming and exceptional customer service to our affiliates.”

Prior to joining Sun Broadcast Group in October 2018, O’Brien spent 25 years at Access.1 Communications, where he had been EVP/Programming and Affiliate Relations, after being promoted from SVP/Programming and Promotions.