Entercom/Boston Names Phil Zachary VP/Market Manager
October 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM/BOSTON has hired PHIL ZACHARY as their new VP/Market Manager. The ENTERCOM cluster in BOSTON includes WEEI-FM, ESPN on WEEI-A, WAAF, WRKO and THE BOSTON RED SOX RADIO NETWORK.
ZACHARY comes to ENTERCOM from CURTIS MEDIA GROUP in RALEIGH, NC. There, he served as Pres./COO. Prior to joining CURTIS MEDIA in 2002, he was VP/Market Manager for CBS RADIO/WASHINGTON, D.C. ZACHARY has held similar senior executive positions for HMW COMMUNICATIONS and VOYAGER COMMUNICATIONS in RALEIGH and CCM+E/NEW ORLEANS.
ENTERCOM Station Group Pres. WEEZIE KRAMER said, "PHIL is the right person at the right time for ENTERCOM/BOSTON. He is a leader and a listener. He understands the challenges we face but he also sees the tremendous opportunity we have. PHIL believes in the strength of our brands, the dynamic nature of our content and the true potential of our team."
"The only reason to leave a great job in radio is for one of the absolute best jobs in radio," said ZACHARY. "Make no mistake -- WAAF, WEEI and WRKO are not only some of the greatest call letters in BOSTON radio history, but some of the best brands in our industry. This amazing opportunity brings me back to my NEW ENGLAND roots and the place I started my radio career. There are great challenges ahead, not to mention best of-class competition, but I look forward to it and can’t wait to get started."
ZACHARY will begin at ENTERCOM/BOSTON on OCTOBER 21st. In the meantime, the company announced they had retained the management consultant services of JOEL HOLLANDER to assist in the transition.