Salem/N.Y. Names Sean O'Neil Market Mgr., Jerry Crowley VP/GM
January 9, 2013 at 4:52 PM (PT)
SALEM COMMUNICATIONS CORP. has appointed SEAN O'NEIL to be Market Manager of its NEW YORK cluster, comprised of NYM-A and WMCA-A. Also coming on board is JERRY CROWLEY, who is now VP/GM for the two stations. CROWLEY previously was VP/GM of BUCKLEY BROADCASTING's WOR-A/NEW YORK until late DECEMBER.
"With JERRY's longtime tenure running one of the nation's leading Talk radio stations, we could not have found a better match for our stations in NEW YORK," new Regional VP PHIL BOYCE said.
CROWLEY and BOYCE competed against each other for years when BOYCE programmed WABC-A. The two will join other WABC-A alums CURTIS SLIWA and MIKE GALLAGHER at the SALEM's revamped NEW YORK presence. "I admired JERRY's work across town during my 14 years of programming WABC," said BOYCE. "To get him on my new team at SALEM is a huge opportunity to grow the stations' revenue and make an impact in NEW YORK radio. With CURTIS having 19 years of experience at WABC coupled with JERRY's 18 years at WOR, we are forming a team with great knowledge of the talk market in NEW YORK."
CURTIS does mornings on AM 970 THE ANSWER from 6-9a, and afternoons with JEFF LICHTMAN 5-7p. MIKE GALLAGHER joins AM 970 THE ANSWER from 9-11a. "MIKE will be doing his show live from the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING for us at AM 970 THE ANSWER, as well as the SALEM RADIO NETWORK," said BOYCE. "He will be all over national and local issues." Former New Yorker DENNIS MILLER will move to 11a to 1p, along with BROOKLYN-born-and-bred DENNIS PRAGER who moves to 1-3p.
"It is with the greatest anticipation that I look to join the team at WNYM and WMCA for SALEM COMMUNICATIONS," said CROWLEY. "These call letters represent great brands that will hit their stride now and in the coming years, serving the Tri-State listeners in exactly the manner they would expect and frankly need. This is an exciting prospect for me and I have never looked forward to a challenge with any more enthusiasm and passion."