Beasley/Philly VP/Market Manager Natalie Connor To Retire
June 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM (PT)
BEASLEY BROADCAST/PHILADELPHIA VP/Market Manager NATALIE CONNER, who oversees Country WXTU and Top 40/Rhythmic WRDW, has announced her retirement. She will remain with the company in her current role until a new GM is named. The company is actively pursuing her successor; CONNOR will continue to consult the stations.
“We’ve been privileged to have NATALIE CONNER with our Company for the past 23 years, all of which were in sales management and general management," BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP Chairman/CEO GEORGE G. BEASLEY said."Under her guidance, WXTU blossomed into a vibrant community-minded station and a dominant Northeast Country music radio powerhouse. When asked to add extra management duties overseeing Wired 96.5, Natalie brought that same level of professionalism and enthusiasm to the younger Rhythmic-formatted station each day. We thank her for a job well done.”
“BEASLEY is very appreciative of the important role NATALIE has played in the growth of these two diverse PHILADELPHIA radio stations," BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP Pres. BRUCE BEASLEY added. "We are grateful for the contributions she has made to our Company, our PHILADELPHIA employees, the stations’ loyal listeners and THE DELAWARE VALLEY. Most importantly, we thank NATALIE for her willingness to do whatever was asked of her over the past twenty-three years with BEASLEY. She will continue to manage WXTU and WIRED 96.5 until a replacement is identified, but we certainly realize that filling her shoes will not be an easy task.”
“My time with BEASLEY, with WXTU and more recently with WIRED 96.5 has offered me an amazing career," CONNER said."Our PHILADELPHIA staff is incredible; this team is the best, hands down. I’ve been so fortunate to succeed in an industry that I truly love, with amazing people by my side and a dedicated corporate team in NAPLES, FL (my future home!). None of this would be possible without the BEASLEY family. BRUCE BEASLEY hired me 23 years ago and it’s been one heck of a beautiful journey ever since. I am very blessed.”