Tommy Austin Named VP Of Programming For CCM+E-Chicago
March 18, 2013

Tommy Austin
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment-Chicago announced today that Tommy Austin has been named VP of Programming for the cluster, as well as PD of AC WLIT, effective March 21, 2013. Austin will oversee all programming and digital operations for the seven-station cluster.

"Tommy Austin will bring more than two decades of programming experience to the Chicago market," said Earl Jones, Market President, CCM+E-Chicago. "We look forward to him providing his tremendous programming expertise to the market and enhancing our already high-performing stations."

Austin most recently served as the Regional Program Manager for CCM+E's stations in St. Louis and Kansas City. His career includes programming roles for Clear Channel stations in Minneapolis, Portland and Austin.

"I am beyond thrilled to join Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago and learn from the seasoned Program Directors and staff," said Austin. "I would like to thank the entire Clear Channel team – I'm very enthusiastic to start this next chapter in my life."

Austin replaces Tony Coles who was recently promoted to CCM+E's SVP of Programming for the West Region.

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