WBAL, 98 Rock/Baltimore VP/GM Ed Kiernan To Retire This Summer
April 11, 2014 at 8:08 AM (PT)
HEARST TELEVISION INC. News-Talk WBAL-A and Active Rock WIYY (98 ROCK)/BALTIMORE VP/GM ED KIERNAN is retiring this SUMMER, the stations announced TODAY (4/11). His replacement will be announced "at a future date," according to a release. KIERNAN joined the stations in 1991 after 17 years at CBS, where he served as VP/GM of News WCBS-A/NEW YORK and VP/GM of CBS RADIO REPS, among other positions.
HEARST Director DAVID BARRETT said, “We are so proud of ED's stewardship of WBAL and 98 Rock over the past 23 years. His commitment and passion for our stations, his team, and the BALTIMORE community are the hallmark of a truly remarkable career. We have been blessed by his steady leadership and warm friendship, which indelibly mark his years with HEARST.”
HEARST TELEVISION President JORDAN WERTLIEB added, “Having closely worked with ED for all these years, I know firsthand how he has enhanced all aspects of the radio business he has managed with his enthusiasm, good humor and leadership. With ED at the helm, WBAL has been among the nation’s most honored radio stations and a major community force through the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign. Throughout his tenure, ED has built upon 98 ROCK’s storied 37-year history, including expanding the station’s presence on the web and in mobile applications.”