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Clear Channel-Syracuse Names New Market Manager & Director Of Sales
December 11, 2013

Clear Channel Media & Entertainment's Syracuse cluster has named Rick Yacobush as its new Market Manager, with Barbara Miller named Director of Sales.

Yacobush becomes CCM+E-Syracuse Market Manager as of January 1, 2014. He has more than 38 years of experience in radio in the Syracuse market ­ five years as On-Air Personality 'Rick Charles,' 15 years as an Account Manager and 18 years as a Sales Manager. He previously served the Clear Channel cluster for more than 26 years, holding a variety of roles including Account Manager, General Sales Manager and Director of Sales for WSYR, WYYY, WBBS, WWHT and WHEN.

"We are very excited to have Rick Yacobush lead the extremely talented Clear Channel Media and Entertainment team in Syracuse," Kevin LeGrett, SVP of Operations, CCM+E­ Northeast. "Rick's sales leadership over the last 18 years has led to unprecedented performance. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment reaches more people in Syracuse than any other media and Rick's unique ability to maximize our assets will allow us to serve the community as well as our advertisers in a multi-platform fashion."

Miller has been with Clear Channel for more than 18 years. As Director of Sales she will oversee all sales operations for the five-station cluster.

"Barbara has a proven track record of developing revenue growth opportunities.  She has demonstrated the vision and creativity necessary to implement 21st century competitive media strategies for our organization," said LeGrett. "She has consistently exceeded revenue targets, while providing leadership and ensuring high quality standards are maintained across the organization."

"I'm thrilled to be taking on the role of Director of Sales and will continue to bring innovative and effective media strategies to our growing client base," said Miller. "While we had a record-breaking 2013, I'm honored to be leading our talented sales team into 2014. Empowered by all of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's many multi-media assets and resources, I look forward to taking this next step in my career."

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