Westwood One Names George King VP/Programming, Network Formats
July 18, 2014
Untitled Document

George King
Westwood One announces that industry veteran George King has been hired as Vice President of Programming, Network Formats.  King will oversee the company's Country 24-hour formats, which air on nearly 700 stations nationwide, including Mainstream Country, Hot Country, Classic Country and Real Country 24-hour radio formats.

“George’s experience in markets large and small, along with his position in the country music world, makes him a perfect fit for this role at Westwood One,” commented Kirk Stirland, President of Network Programming.  “He’s joining an all-star programming management team, and he will be working with a first-rate air staff, on our biggest format category. 

King most recently was Regional Operations Manager and Western Region Brand Leader/Country for Townsquare Media, after a career that included stops as Operation Manager at WCTO & WLEV/Allentown and for the Clear Channel cluster in San Antonio.  He also served in programming positions at WMZQ/Washington, KCYY & KKYX/San Antonio, and KNIX & KOY-AM/Phoenix.  He has been nominated twice by Country Aircheck for "Medium Market Program Director of the Year," is a past ACM board member, and has served on the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) Agenda Committee.

“The way Westwood One is able to integrate local content into a national feed will continue to be an essential way our business moves successfully into the future,” commented King.  “I’m truly excited to work with this remarkable technology, and on the team creating radio with it.”

King will be based in Westwood One’s 24-hour Format production center in Denver, and will begin his new on role on September 15, 2014.



 
Breaking News
Republic Records Names Rick Krim EVP, Artist Development
The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12
NAB Donates To Committee To Protect Journalists In Honor of James Foley, Steven Sotloff
2014 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
iStream Data Debuts, Appoints VP/GM
In Brief - September 12, 2014
September 11, 2014
CBS Radio, United Stations Radio Networks To Launch Scott Shannon Presents "America's Greatest Hits"
iBiquity Digital, TagStationTo Deliver Next Generation Of The Digital Dash
Pandora Strikes US Licensing Deal With BMG
NAB President, CEO Gordon Smith Opens 2014 Radio Show
In Brief - September 11, 2014
September 10, 2014
Warner Music Group Creates Unified Global Business Development Team
HD Radio Broadcast Momentum Continues
iStreamMusic.com Expands Music Channel Lineup
In Brief - September 10, 2014
September 9, 2014
Live365 Appoints Dennis Constantine Director Of Broadcasting
Howard Gabriel Named EVP, Marketing For Warner Bros. Records
Jelli Achieves Milestone Serving One Billion Programmatic Ads This Year
In Brief - September 9, 2014
September 8, 2014
NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study Shows Radio Strong With Ratings Prospects
Tim Martin Named Director Of Digital Content For NRG Media
jacAPPS Launching New Radio App Platform
In Brief - September 8, 2014
September 5, 2014
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 9/1-9/5
Music News
U2 Already Plotting Next Album?
Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Ellie Giulding, Kendrick Lamar
The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12
Quick Hits: Madonna & Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival, Stevie Wonder
Maroon 5 Land Second #1 Album With V
Ariana Grande To Hit The Road For "The Honeymoon Tour"
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, The Lumineers
U2 Gives Away New Album Via iTunes
Quick Hits: Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Avicii, P!nk, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie
One Direction Announce The Release Of New Album FOUR
Quick Hits: G.R.L.
The Week In Review: 9/1-9/5
Drake Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards with Eight Nods
Quick Hits: Fall Out Boy, George Harrison, Nick Jonas
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Metallica / One Direction, Jane's Addiciton & CBGB Music and Film Festival
FMQB NOW

Marissa Lanchak
APD/MD
WFLY/Albany

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

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