Craig Schwalb Named PD At WPRO-A, WEAN/Providence
July 18, 2012 at 4:06 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Talk WPRO-A-WEAN-F/PROVIDENCE taps CRAIG SCHWALB as its new PD. SCHWALB succeeds PAUL GIAMMARCO, who recently resigned the position he'd held since 2006. SCHWALB was most recently the Sr. Dir./Talk Programming for SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO, and has prior experience working in DETROIT, NEW YORK, RALEIGH and ST LOUIS.
CUMULUS SVP MIKE MCVAY said, "We are excited to have CRAIG join CUMULUS. We want the freshest and best minds in the industry ... and he is clearly among the best."
"I am enthusiastic about CRAIG and the vision he has to further advance WPRV, and 630 WPRO & 99.7, said Market Mgr. BARBARA HAYNES. "WPRO has a rich history dating back to 1927, and it has always been the news and information leader. CRAIG has a huge foundation to add his own chapter to the epic history of WPRO. I am enthusiastic for where CRAIG will lead WPRO, and what it will mean to the continued success of CUMULUS in PROVIDENCE and the radio industry."
SCHWLAB added, "The chance to program one of the countries' legendary radio stations, complete with great talent, great news presence and great influence in a terrific city was a no brainer for me and my family. I am looking forward to working with PROVIDENCE market manager BARBARA HAYNES and of course JOHN DICKEY, MIKE MCVAY, JIM MAHANEY and everyone at CUMULUS."