Tommy Austin Returns To CC/St. Louis As OM
April 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT/PORTLAND OM and KKRZ (Z100) PD TOMMY AUSTIN is returning to CLEAR CHANNEL/ST.LOUIS as OM effective APRIL 16th. AUSTIN will also take over the PD duties at KSLZ. He was OM at the cluster before he returned to PORTLAND (9/2008). He's replacing JEFF McHUGH who left last week (NET NEWS 3/30).
In addition to programming KSLZ, AUSTIN will oversee Country KSD, Adult Hits WSGX, Urban KMJM, Oldies KLOU, and Gospel KATZ-A in his OM capacity.
CC/ST. LOUIS Pres./Market Mgr. BETH DAVIS noted, "TOMMY's leadership, strategic vision, and understanding of how to program in the PPM world is what makes him a successful Operations Manager. He is a rising star in the making of CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT and we're thrilled to have him as a part of our ST. LOUIS family."
AUSTIN told ALL ACCESS, "It's great to be back in ST LOUIS. Thanks to (ST, LOUIS Pres./Market Mgr.) BETH DAVIS, (SVPP) BRAD HARDIN, and (EVP/Operations) HARTLEY ADKINS. And a special thanks to (PORTLAND VP/Market Mgr.) ROBERT DOVE and the entire PORTLAND family. I look forward to working with the great brands and phenomenal staff assembled in ST. LOUIS!"