Brian Thomas Named VP/Programming For CBS Radio/Tampa
May 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM (PT)
BRIAN THOMAS has been named VP/Programming for the six CBS RADIO stations in TAMPA, it was announced TODAY by SVP/Market Mgr. BENJAMIN HILL. THOMAS is currently PD of CBS RADIO Classic Hits WCBS-F/NEW YORK and VP/Classic Hits Programming for the company. THOMAS will retain his VP/Classic Hits Programming, but the WCBS-F PD post is now vacant. He has also been working with CBS RADIO station WODS-F/BOSTON for the past two years.
The appointment is effective on MONDAY, JUNE 4th. THOMAS will oversee Top 40/Rhythmic WLLD (WiLD 94.1), Country WQYK, Sports WQYK-A, Classic Hits WRBQ, Adult Hits WSJT and Spanish WYUU.
"I have long admired BRIAN's creativity and warrior-like approach to programming battles," said HILL. "We have the same philosophy for producing great radio -- local programming featuring local personalities, executed flawlessly. Adding BRIAN to our dream team of talent will ensure we deliver great results across all our properties in the market."
Added THOMAS, "I'm extremely proud of what we've accomplished at CBS-F, and move on knowing the station will continue to achieve greatness. I'm thrilled to have been part of the station’s success and wish them all the best. Equally exciting for me is the opportunity to work in TAMPA with multiple stations that appeal to a variety of audiences. I look forward to breaking new ground, shaping unique on-air and online experiences and strengthening the connection we have with our listeners."
"We have tremendous brands and programmers in TAMPA BAY," said SVPP GREG STRASSELL. "And we've always been impressed with BRIAN's leadership. This winning combination of content and content creators, who are among the best in the industry, is a strong statement affirming CBS RADIO's approach to building strong local radio stations."