Rob Cressman Exits WLZX & WAQY For CCM+E/Indy OM Post
October 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PT)
SAGA COMMUNICATIONS Active Rock WLZX (LAZER 99.3) and Classic Rock WAQY (ROCK 102)/SPRINGFIELD, MA Dir./Programming/Brand Manager ROB CRESSMAN is leaving to become OM for CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT radio stations in INDIANAPOLIS, which include Classic Rock WFBQ (Q95), Alternative WZRX (X103) and Sports WNDE-A, effective DECEMBER 16th .
CRESSMAN told ALL ACCESS, “I am fortunate to have been presented the opportunity to further my career in a vibrant, new setting while WAQY and WLZX/SPRINGFIELD are both thriving. I have enjoyed a very productive five years here and will be eternally proud of this group’s collaborative achievements.”
“ROB's record of success, and strong leadership skills make him the perfect choice to lead out outstanding programming team in INDIANAPOLIS," CCM+E/INDIANAPOLIS Market manager RICK GREEN said, while CCM+E Regional PD TONY TILFORD added. "ROB has a great passion for leading people, his desire to win and proven track record make him a natural choice for the Operations position in INDIANAPOLIS. “
“I am humbled to have been considered and eager to make a new home in INDIANAPOLIS," CRESSMAN said. "Many thanks to CLEAR CHANNEL for extending the invitation to seize this amazing opportunity. Programming is my passion and I am thrilled to be joining the leading media and entertainment company in the country. The INDIANAPOLIS stations have a very rich heritage and have been highly successful. They are strong brands and I look forward to building upon their successes.”
Meanwhile, SAGA EVP STEVE GOLDSTEIN is looking to fill this position with a "dynamic, talent-focused, music-friendly marketing maven to come to SPRINGFIELD and take the reins of these two fantastic brands." Interested candidates should apply at firstname.lastname@example.org.