Three Former WW1 Execs Find A New Home At LRN


A trio of former Westwood One executives have joined Local Radio Networks (LRN), taking roles on LRN’s 24/7 format team.

Chris Reeves joins as EVP/Programming & Operations, while Chris Hatton becomes Director of 24/7 Creative Services and Jonathan Steele is named Director/Programming Operations.

LRN is known for its 12 professionally programmed formats and its advanced “RVC” Radio Velocity Control technology.

Each report to CEO Steve Swick.

A 22-year network radio professional, Reeves was most recently VP/Programming Operations at Westwood One. Prior to that, he held operations positions at Dial Global and Waitt Radio Networks, and began his career at Radio One Networks.

Hatton has been in network radio for nearly 20 years. He has worked as on-air talent across multiple 24/7 formats as well as in production, imaging, and operations at Radio One Networks, Waitt Radio Networks, and Westwood One.

Steele has 25 years of experience across broadcast radio. In addition to programming for the Jones and Waitt Radio Networks, he was Director of Operations for Westwood One’s formats for the last 6 years. Steele also operated a cluster of stations, providing him with a great chance to see the business from both sides.