Tom Poleman OM, Sharon Dastur Now PD At Z100
June 1, 2006 at 10:20 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL SVP/Programming TOM POLEMAN is now OM for Z100, and longtime APD SHARON DASTUR has been promoted to PD. Additionally, Urban WWPR (POWER 105.1) Dir./Marketing DARREN PEFFER adds those duties at Z100, and WKTU Dir./Marketing SUSAN BACICH adds those duties at Classic Rocker WAXQ (Q104.3).
CLEAR CHANNEL SVP/Market Mgr. ROB WILLIAMS stated, "Naming TOM as Operations Manager at Z100 is a natural recognition of the work he has been doing and the growth of his Z100 team. I am confident that he will continue to lead the station to many successes while continuing to spearhead the programming and marketing efforts of the NY cluster."
POLEMAN, who has been the PD at Z100 at 1996, told ALL ACCESS, "I couldn't be happier for SHARON. It's great to finally be able to recognize what a critical role she has played in Z100's success. I am looking forward to helping her grow in her new post."
He added: "SHARON, SUSAN and DARREN personify the future of CLEAR CHANNEL/NEW YORK. All three are highly intelligent, creative, and competitive. I look forward to working with them as we develop new marketing and programming strategies for Z100, POWER 105.1, KTU and Q104.3."
And, POLEMAN went on to comment about CUBBY's move to WKTU and mornings with WHOOPI. "When Cubby started at Z100 10 years ago (and weighed 110 pounds, with a lot more hair), he was young and ready to take on the world. And guess what? He did... in a big way. Since 1996, Cubby helped lead Z100's music back to it's original Top 40 roots as MD, while doubling his ratings in afternoon drive as one of America's most creative personalities.
"He's been a cheerleader in the hallways, a superstar on the air, a master behind the music computer, a fighter in the foxhole, and the greatest friend anyone could ask for. Having done weekly music meetings with him since 1991 in HOUSTON, I have to say it'll be strange not seeing him across the desk. But, alas, our CUB is all grown up, and ready for the next chapter of his life."
DASTUR told ALL ACCESS, "The honor of being the PD at Z100 is a lifetime dream. Every day when I wake up, I pinch myself that I am here. The first 10 years have really flown by for me. I have to credit TOM's leadership, and his attitude which have been the biggest influences on my career. To be following in his footsteps and the other Z100 PDs that have come before him is real honor. My head is still spinning. It's exciting to see the future of Z100, this cluster and the industry unfold in such an intersting and challenging time in our business."
She also commented about CUBBY's departure. "CUBBY and I have worked together for 13 years, including our time at KRBE, and he's one of the best out there, and yet so humble. He does the best interviews. And, I will truly miss him at the station and on the air, but I am very proud and happy for him, as well."
POLEMAN and DASTUR are both accepting audio and resumes for CUBBY's post as MD/afternoon personality at Z100. Rush your packages to SharonDastur@clearchannel.com and TomPoleman@clearchannel.com for this EEO post. No calls, please!