Syd Abel Joins WYRE, Cortona Media As Pres./Sales; Greg Dunkin Named OM For WYRE
January 30, 2012 at 3:51 AM (PT)
CORTONA MEDIA Pres./CEO STEVE KINGSTON has announced a couple of moves at Hot AC WYRE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. SYD ABEL "will assume the position of Pres./Sales for WYRE and my business partner in CORTONA MEDIA LLC. SYD has managed and owned radio stations in the Greater WASHINGTON D.C. area for years, and currently owns stations in VIRGINIA. His extensive knowledge of radio management, sales and marketing will be invaluable in helping WYRE meet our revenue goals and in establishing long-term relationships with our customers, both listeners and advertisers. SYD will work directly with RICK in executing our sales and marketing strategy across all platforms. SYD's appointment is effective immediately."
In addition, KINGSTON adds GREG DUNKIN as OM for the station.
"GREG will assume all responsibilities in regards to programming including music, talent and promotions, and will report directly to me. GREG will continue to consult select adult contemporary radio stations around the country, but will relocate to ST. AUGUSTINE to bring his knowledge and experience of the format to WYRE. GREG's resume includes programming positions in NEW YORK, BALTIMORE, WASHINGTON, D.C and other cities. GREG also launched the 'FRESH Format' and eventually sold the name and concept to CBS, and worked as a consultant for COLEMAN RESEARCH, who lists many of AMERICA's biggest radio stations as its clients. GREG's first day will be MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th. At that time, KEVIN FENNESSY will resume his responsibilities as a full-time member of the WYRE sales team."