Salem Adds N.Y. Operational VP Duties For Phil Boyce
December 4, 2012 at 3:04 PM (PT)
SALEM COMMUNICATIONS has realigned management for some of its major-market clusters. Among the changes are the addition of Operational VP duties for the NEW YORK cluster (Talk WNYM-A [AM 970 THE ANSWER] and Religion WMCA-A) to PHIL BOYCE's existing position of corporate VP Director/Spoken Word Format. BOYCE replaces LINNAE YOUNG, who moves from Regional VP overseeing NEW YORK to oversight of the TAMPA cluster (Talk WGUL-A, Religion WTBN-A and Talk WLSS-A/SARASOTA).
Also, Regional VP MIKE MORAN will oversee LOUISVILLE, including Talk WGTK-A and Religion WFIA-A-F. The new appointments begin JANUARY 1st. In addition, JOHN BUTLER has been named Digital PD/Spoken Word Format and JOHN BOWEN has been named Digital PD/Music Format.
Pres. DAVID SANTRELLA said, "PHIL's innate understanding of the NEW YORK market, particularly as it relates to news talk, as well as his day-to-day proximity to the operation, has led us to the decision to ask PHIL to take on the additional role of Operational VP for the NEW YORK cluster. PHIL will continue to work with all of our stations as VP Director/Spoken Word Format."
On YOUNG's reassignment, SANTRELLA said, ""In LINNAE's short tenure as Operational VP, she has displayed an incredible ability to bring success to the markets she oversees. While BARB YODER and our TAMPA cluster already enjoy much success, I believe the combination of both BARB and LINNAE will bring this cluster well over the top, well into the future."
And on BUTLER and BOWEN's promotions, SANTRELLA added, "In addition to the duties they already perform in these new positions, BUTLER and BOWEN will work to enhance the content offered on our radio station digital platforms and significantly amp up the social network footprint and the impact for these important assets."