WYD launches WYD Media Ad Sales; names president


John-Murphy-2014WYD Media Management has launched WYD Media Ad Sales, LLC and appointed former Westwood One EVP of Talk Sales John Murphy as President.

Said Ron Hartenbaum, WYD CEO: “Based on his 30-year track record of success in national radio ad sales, specifically in the spoken word format, John is the ideal sales and marketing executive to build WYD Media Ad Sales.”

“This is the best time to start a new venture that focuses on monetizing spoken word content as the format expands across numerous distribution platforms,” says Murphy.  “I look forward to working with WYD’s existing clients as well as creating new partnerships and content opportunities.”

Prior to serving as EVP of Talk Sales for more than 10 years at Westwood One, Murphy, was VP/NY Sales Manager at CCME’s Premiere Networks for two years.  Over the span of his career, Murphy managed ad sales at Talk Streaming Network (eYada.com) and was a buyer at ad agency Lintas.  He has worked with such notable talent as Charles Osgood, Laura Ingraham, Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, Clark Howard, Herman Cain, Mark Levin, Dennis Miller, John Gibson, John Tesh, Brian Kilmeade, Thom Hartmann, Lars Larson, Neal Boortz and more.

WYD Media Management specializes in the creation, distribution, and management of spoken word content.  Currently, the company works with such personalities as Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Michael Smerconish, Ed Schultz, David Webb, Ari Rabin-Havt, Sam Seder, Mike Papantonio, Bobby Kennedy, Jr., Michael Steele, Rick Ungar, Karen Hunter and Zach Sang.