Entercom Names Format Captains
ENTERCOM has named its new Format Captains for all formats in the merged company. The list is as follows:
- MIKE MOORE – Country
- STEVE BUTLER – News
- MARK CHERNOFF – Sports
- JIMMY GONZALEZ – Spanish Language
- BRIAN KELLY – Top 40
- MICHAEL MARTIN – Alternative
- DIANE NEWMAN – Talk
- NIKKI NITE – Adult Contemporary
- DAVE RICHARDS – Rock/Classic Rock
- REGGIE ROUSE – Urban
- JIM RYAN – Classic Hits
- STEVE SALHANY – Hot Adult Contemporary
MARTIN will also continue in his role as SVP/Programming and Music Initiatives.
“We are excited about the best-in-class programming team we are building at ENTERCOM,” said Pres./Programming PAT PAXTON. “This talented team of experts has the skills and experience to take our live, original, and local audio content to new heights and compete at the highest level in the media industry.” Added EVP/Programming CHRIS OLIVIERO, who is retaining his title and position from CBS RADIO in the merged company, “We are committed to bringing fresh, new thinking to our programming. We are confident that we have the best people in place to deliver the top-rated content across all of our formats that our listeners and partners expect.”
Format Captains will report to PAXTON and OLIVIERO upon the closing of the merger, which is projected as soon as this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.
Left out of the Captain’s chairs were CBS RADIO VP of News-Talk and KMOX-A/ST. LOUIS PD STEVE MOORE and Country VP and Country WYCD, Classic Hits WOMC, and Top 40 WDZH/DETROIT PD TIM ROBERTS.
On MOORE, OLIVIERO wrote, “I did want to reach out to the News/Talk group specifically to publicly and properly thank Steve Moore for his many years of stewardship of the CBS RADIO format. STEVE has been a close and trusted colleague and one I can always count on for guidance and support. The format has seen many challenges over the years but STEVE tackled each one head on and played to win. I also know that he will continue to play a key role for years to come in the new ENTERCOM and our spoken word portfolio. So please join me in extending our gratitude to Steve for his outstanding service.”
On ROBERTS, OLIVIERO added, “I just wanted to follow-up specifically with the country PD group to thank TIM ROBERTS for his outstanding leadership as our Country Vice President at CBS RADIO. As I said when we named TIM to this position there is no one in my mind who understands the audience, the artists and labels of NASHVILLE today quite like TIM. He has led the group with pride and distinction . . . and I know he will continue to play a key role for years to come in the new ENTERCOM. So please raise a glass of good cheer (nothing harder than sparkling water though) to TIM this week when you all converge on CHICAGO for Stars and Strings! My personal appreciation goes out to Mr. ROBERTS.”