WMGK PD Charley Lake To Retire
December 6, 2013 at 11:35 AM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Classic Rock WMGK/PHILADELPHIA PD CHARLEY LAKE will officially retire at the end of JANUARY 2014. Prior to becoming PD at WMGK in JANUARY, 2007, LAKE worked as PD of KOOL/PHOENIX, AZ; WJMK/CHICAGO, WRNO/NEW ORLEANS and WLVQ/COLUMBUS, OH.
"CHARLEY LAKE has been and will always be an important and beloved member of the GREATER MEDIA family" GREATER MEDIA Chairman/CEO PETER SMYTH SAID. "Under his leadership, WMGK has become one of the premiere CLASSIC ROCK stations in AMERICA. I wish him all the best as he begins the next chapter of his life."
"CHARLEY has done an extraordinary job for GREATER MEDIA and helped WMGK achieve some of its highest ratings," added GREATER MEDIA/PHILADELPHIA SVP/Regional Market Manager JOHN FULLAM. "CHARLEY is one of the top Program Directors in our business and one of the nicest people. We will miss him dearly and wish him all the best."
"CHARLEY LAKE has built an amazing radio legacy and leaves our business with an indelible mark of success," said greater media VP/Program Development BUZZ KNIGHT. "We will miss him greatly and I congratulate him for all of his accomplishments."
"I'm extraordinarily grateful to GREATER MEDIA, JOHN FULLAM, PETER SMYTH and BUZZ KNIGHT for letting me hang my hat here for the past seven years," LAKE said. "It's an honor to wrap up my career, which has involved both the radio and music industries, in PHILADELPHIA, a city as famous for its legendary radio stations and air talent as it is for its legacy of wonderful music and musicians. I look forward to my retirement, but for now I'm just looking forward to spending a few more weeks in the company of the nicest and most talented group of radio professionals I've ever had the privilege of working with."