Clear Channel Radio Announces New Brand Management Team
November 3, 2011

Clear Channel Radio continues its reorganization with the announcement of 24 appointments to its new Brand Management Team, a part of its new National Programming Platforms; and the appointment of Kelly Doherty as Director of Imaging. All positions are effective immediately.

Tom Poleman, recently appointed President of National Programing Platforms leads the division, which focuses on developing on-air and digital programming content as well as live events that will leverage Clear Channel’s 850 stations and websites and iHeartRadio for listeners, advertisers and strategic partners.

The new Brand Management Team, which consists of a Brand Manager and Brand Coordinator for each format, will serve as Clear Channel’s in-house format experts. The team will help manage the Premium Choice Network. The team will also be available to consult with select stations and to assist Clear Channel’s Senior Vice Presidents of Programming as needed throughout the country, and will gather and share format-specific content, information and resources throughout the field.  Other responsibilities will include the development of format-specific contest opportunities and involvement in research and major marketing initiatives executed within their respective formats.  Darren Davis, SVP/GM of National Programming Platforms will lead the Brand Management Team.

"The collective expertise of this team is unmatched.  I’m excited to have them play a lead role in all facets of leveraging our national on-air, digital and special event content," said Poleman.

"Our Brand Managers are an unprecedented team of the top-performing format experts chosen because of their track record of ratings success, their reputation both inside and outside of Clear Channel and feedback from managers throughout our organization. They will offer a level of expertise, experience and talent to Clear Channel that is unavailable anywhere else," adds Davis. 

Brand Management Team appointments include: 

Mainstream AC
Brand Manager:  Chris Conley
Brand Coordinator:  Rob Miller

Hot AC
Brand Manager:  Tony Coles
Brand Coordinator:  Brian Check

Classic Hits / Oldies
Brand Manager:  Bill Cahill
Brand Coordinator:  Keith Abrams

Mainstream CHR
Brand Manager:  John Ivey
Brand Coordinator:  Alex Tear 
 
Rhythmic CHR
Brand Manager:  Cat Collins
Brand Coordinator:  Dylan Sprague

Country
Brand Manager:  Clay Hunnicutt
Brand Coordinator Country:  Doug Montgomery 
Brand Coordinator Classic Country:  Chad Heritage

Active Rock / Alt
Brand Manager:  Brad Hardin
Brand Coordinator Active:  Chris Williams
Brand Coordinator Alt:  Julie Pilat

Classic Rock
Brand Manager:  Eric Wellman
Brand Coordinator:  Joe Bonadonna

Spanish
Brand Manager:  Jim Lawson

Urban / Urban AC
Brand Manager:  Doc Wynter
Brand Coordinator Urban:  Kris Kelley
Brand Coordinator UAC:  Derrick Brown
 
Talk
Brand Manager:  Darryl Parks
Brand Coordinator:  Ken Charles

Also today, Clear Channel named Kelly Doherty as Director of Imaging for the National Programming Platforms.  Doherty, previously Imaging Director for KIIS, KYSR and Ryan Seacrest programming (AT40/On Air/Entertainment Edge) in Los Angeles, will expand her responsibilities and will oversee Clear Channel’s creative imaging efforts including the representation for national programming, products, promotions such as the new Artist Integration Program and large contests and events including the iHeartRadio Music Festival.




 
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