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Audacy revamps its national format leadership

Two promotions to the country format leadership team took place at Audacity Inc.., culminating in the appointment of a Regional VP and the appointment of a Regional Brand Manager.

Mark Anderson is now Regional Vice President, supporting operations of WLKK-FM “The Wolf” in Buffalo; WPAW-FM “93.1 The Wolf” in Greensboro; WDSY-FM “Y108” in Pittsburgh; WBEE-FM in Rochester, NY; and WGGY-FM “Froggy 101” at Wilkes Barre-Scranton.

Anderson has been programming radio brands for 25 years. He joined the company in its Pittsburgh market in 2010 as chief operating officer and was promoted to vice president of programming in 2017. He is currently brand manager of Y108, “100.7 Star” (WBZZ-FM) and the recently restarted WAMO. He also held previous programming roles in St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Saginaw-Flint, Michigan.

In parallel, Chris-Michael has been promoted to Regional Brand Manager, where he will support the execution of programming, music and branding for the aforementioned stations.

Michaels joined Audacy in 2011 as director of operations for the company’s Memphis market. Previous stops include various programs and on-air roles at WABB in Mobile, WERO-FM in Greenville-New Bern and WAPE-FM in Jacksonville.

“The addition of Mark Anderson and Chris Michaels to our national leadership team will help us better execute our local brand strategies, give these markets more individualized attention and create more synergy within our national team,” said Tim Robert, Country Format Vice-President at Audacy. “We are proud to raise two hard-working individuals and see them take this next step in our organization.”

A COUNTRY REALIGNMENT

The Anderson and Michaels promotions are part of a country format shift across Audacy’s 20 Country stations. As part of the new alignment, the Regional Vice President John Foxx and regional brand manager Justin Cole will oversee KILT-FM “100.3 The Bull” in Houston, WUSY “US 101” in Chattanooga, WKIS “Kiss Country 99.9” in Miami and HD2 offerings in Springfield, Mass. ; Richmond; and Middlesex/Morristown, NJ

At the same time, the regional vice-president Kevin Callahan and regional brand manager Scott Roddy will oversee KSON-FM in San Diego; WDAF-FM “106.5 The Wolf” in Kansas City; KWJJ-FM “99.5 The Wolf” in Portland, Oregon; KFRG “K-Frog” at Riverside-San Bernardino; KKWF “The Wolf” in Seattle; and KMLE in Phoenix.

Country Format Vice President Tim Robert and regional brand manager Marc Braun will continue to oversee WUSN-FM in Chicago; WYCD-FM in Detroit; KMNB “102.9 The Wolf” in Minneapolis; and WLFP “94.1 The Wolf” in Memphis.

There’s more: Drew Bland is now Brand Manager for 100.7 the Wolf in Seattle, expanding on his current role as Brand Manager for KMLE.