WFNX Corporate Reorganization Announced
July 26, 2006 at 11:06 AM (PT)
PHOENIX MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (PM/CG) announced an internal executive reorganization of top management for Alternative WFNX/BOSTON and the WFNX RADIO NETWORK, along with its newspaper operations, which include the BOSTON PHOENIX. EVP BRAD MINDICH will rise to PM/CG President on JANUARY 1, 2007 replacing longtime President/COO H. BARRY MORRIS, who retires at the end of the year. BRAD is the son of BOSTON PHOENIX Founder and Chairman STEPHEN MINDICH, Chairman of PM/CG.
Concurrently, WFNX RADIO NETWORK GM ANDY KINGSTON becomes SVP of all PHOENIX MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS GROUP operations.
STEPHEN MINDICH said, "When I founded the PHOENIX, rock and roll and the movements for Civil Rights and against the VIETNAM WAR were revolutionizing society. Today it is the media business that is in the middle of it’s own revolution. It’s reassuring to know that we have the right mix of talent --of seasoned experience and more youthful ambition -- under our roof to carry all the PHOENIX companies into the 21st century. To say that I’m proud that my son, BRAD, is leading the charge is an understatement. And anyone who knows me, knows I’m not prone to understatement."
BRAD MINDICH noted, "The BOSTON PHOENIX is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary later this year. As we all know, the media world is moving very quickly, and the companies that can adapt early -- and, in some cases, first -- to the way users consume content are the ones who will continue to thrive. This reorganization is designed so we, at the PM/CG, can continue to do just that."
He continues, "I’m inheriting an extraordinary legacy and am excited -- and more than a bit daunted -- at the idea of steering our newspapers, radio stations, Web sites, and our mobile and other operations into the future. But fortunately, we have many extraordinarily talented people across all areas of the PM/CG, so expect great things from us during the next 40 years."
KINGSTON said, "I am a very big fan of all our media companies. We are unique in that decades ago we found ways to reach out to a community of young, intelligent adults defined by their active lifestyles and desire to be ahead of the mainstream. Through the years, we have found ways to grow the PM/CG and interact with this large and vital community by using many different platforms while maintaining the integrity of our editorial content and programming. I see first hand that we have major opportunities in the years ahead and am thrilled that BRAD MINDICH has chosen me to help him position our media companies to take advantage of them."