CCM+E Names Clay Hunnicutt EVP & GM Of National Programming Platforms
February 24, 2014
Untitled Document

Clay Hunnicutt
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announces that Clay Hunnicutt has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager of National Programming Platforms, effective immediately. He will be based out of New York City and report to Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms.

In his new position, Hunnicutt will work with Poleman to oversee all aspects of the National Programming Platforms team, which develops and manages Clear Channel's national programming ­ all on-air and digital content across the company's radio stations and websites. He will work closely with Clear Channel¹s Senior and EVPs of Programming to emphasize the connection between Clear Channel's 850 local radio stations and the National Programming Platforms assets, such as live events like the iHeartRadio Music Festival, iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, iHeartRadio Country Festival and iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, while also leveraging groups like the Brand Management in-house format team.  He will manage a team of programmers focused on sales integration with station programming , as well as the Programming Operations Center and the Premium Choice network to ensure all content is executed and seamlessly integrated for Clear Channel's national programming and advertising initiatives. Hunnicutt will also continue as the company-wide Brand Manager for Clear Channel's Country stations.

Hunnicutt most recently served as EVP of Programming for Clear Channel's largest markets. He began his 23-year career at US-101 FM in Chattanooga and moved through the ranks ­previously PD of the nine-time CMA Radio Station of the Year, WUSY-FM; held the position of Director of Programming for Clear Channel Nashville and Atlanta; VP of Programming for the Southeast markets; and Sr. VP of Programming for the Eastern Region. 

"Clay has an unmatched connection with our local markets and knows how to link our national capabilities to our local assets," said Poleman. "He has a great understanding of the day-to-day programming of our local radio stations and what it takes to drive ratings and revenue. His expertise will ensure our national platforms are of benefit to all of our radio stations nationwide, which gives us a huge competitive advantage."

The company also announced the realignment and promotion of key executive programming leadership. Thea Mitchem, VP of Programming for New York City, has been promoted to Sr. VP of Programming for the New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C./Baltimore markets; Andrew Jeffries, VP of Programming in Los Angeles, has been promoted to Sr. VP of Programming for the Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego markets; Brad Hardin, Sr. VPt of Programming for the West Major markets, has been named EVP of Programming and adds Houston and Dallas to his responsibilities. In addition, Gene Romano, EVP of Programming, has added Chicago to the markets he oversees.

Breaking News
Report: Most See P1 Station Like A Friend
Greater Media Collects 200,000 Bottles of Water For South Carolina Flood Victims
October 8, 2015
Emmis Announces Second Quarter Earnings
WiLD 94.9 Names Julian On The Radio Afternoon Drive Host
Entercom Atlanta Promotes Michael Chase to Director of Marketing & Promotions At Star 94
KNEV/Reno Turns On Classic Hip Hop
Benztown Partners With Dash Radio
October 7, 2015
Ellen K To Launch A New Morning Show On KOST/Los Angeles
Pandora To Acquire Ticketfly
Slow Jams Launches New Throwback Edition
Steven Meyers Promoted To Director/Digital Operations At Greater Media
October 6, 2015
Bubba The Love Sponge Apologizes For Ratings Tampering
Cumulus Launches Classic Hip Hop 98.3 The Vibe
Jon Platt Named CEO At Warner/Chappell
CBS Radio Names Sam Rogers VP, National Sales & Corporate Partnerships
In Brief - October 6, 2015
October 5, 2015
Beasley Media Group Announces Actions Against Todd Clem AKA, ‘Bubba The Love Sponge’
iHeartMedia Presents "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Concert Tour"
Steve Mills Named iHeartMedia’s Chief Information Officer
Puff Daddy Brings Bad Boy To Epic Records
Charlamagne Tha God Renews With iHeartMedia
In Brief - October 5, 2015
October 2, 2015
2015 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
In Brief - October 2, 2015
October 1, 2015
Music News
Taylor Swift Talks Grammys, Life After 1989
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Green Day, Radiohead, Mariah Carey, Three 6 Mafia
Janet Jackson, N.W.A. and More Up For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Ciara, Deadmau5
Selena Gomez Maps Out Revival Tour
Quick Hits: RIAA Gold & Platinum, Cage The Elephant, Kurt Cobain, American Music Awards / Jennifer Lopez
Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Brian Fallon, Ten Commandos, The Cure, Lollapalooza South America, JoJo, Courtney Barnett
Fetty Wap Debuts Atop Billboard 200 Chart
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus & Flaming Lips, Will Smith, Maynard James Keenan, Ben Folds
Deluxe Edition of Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour Announced
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Megadeth, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Fifth Harmony, Train's Pat Monahan, Seal, Roger Waters
Beyoncé, Jay Z & Prince Headlining Massive TIDAL X Charity Concert
Quick Hits: The Who, Ed Sheeran, Bleachers, American Music Awards, Katy Perry / Sting, Austin City Limits
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar

Mark Adams
San Francisco

FMQB Member Login

Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!