Westwood One Names Two New Affiliate Sales Directors
September 9, 2014 at 7:10 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE adds TIM CLOSSON and TODD ALAN to its Affiliate Sales team.
CLOSSON will develop and manage WESTWOOD ONE Country radio syndication partnerships for NASH Nights Live with SHAWN PARR, Kickin’ It with KIX BROOKS Overnights, the newly announced NASH Icons, American Country Countdown, LIA, Big Time with WHITNEY ALLEN, Country Weekly AM/PM, Country Gold with RANDY OWEN and Country Countdown USA with LON HELTON. In addition, he will help to affiliate WESTWOOD ONE Sports products, including CBS SPORTS RADIO and NBC SPORTS RADIO. CLOSSON is based in CINCINNATI and reports to Sr. Dir./Affiliate Sales DONNY WALKER.
“The opportunity to work with DONNY WALKER and the NASHVILLE team, as well as DENNIS GREEN and the entire team at WESTWOOD ONE, is one of the most exciting career moves I’ve ever made,” said CLOSSON. “This is a great time to be in the radio business and I’m looking forward to getting back in touch with all my old friends and making many new friends while spreading the word about all of the terrific programming alternatives, including the NASH brand.”
TODD ALAN comes back to WESTWOOD ONE after serving as VP/Affiliate Sales and Programming at FOCUS 360. He will work closely with stations and affiliating various entertainment shows and services, including The BOB & TOM Show, Pop Crush Hosted by BILLY BUSH, Nights Live with ADAM BOMB, Flashback, Backtrax USA hosted by KID KELLY, The Daly Download with CARSON DALY, The Weekend Countdown with BILLY BUSH, and prep services.
In his previous Affiliate Sales VP role at WESTWOOD ONE, ALAN distributed high-profile long-form shows and special events, across Country, Hot AC, and Rock programming. Earlier in his career at WESTWOOD ONE, TODD was instrumental in the launch of BILL O'REILLY's radio show, the largest launch in the history of Talk format. In addition, TODD has affiliated DON IMUS, LARRY KING, G. GORDON LIDDY, JIM BOHANNON, LAURA INGRAHAM, DON AND MIKE, OPIE AND ANTHONY, and TOM LEYKIS.
ALAN is based in NEW YORK and reports to VP/Affiliate Sales MARCELLA TURK.
ALAN said “I’m proud to represent top-notch entertainment programming and services at WESTWOOD ONE once again. It’s exciting to reunite with DENNIS GREEN and other teammates, many of whom I worked with over my music and radio career. It’s good to have the band back together.”
“When you have the biggest brands and best products you want the best affiliate sellers to represent those products, said SVP/Affiliate Sales DENNIS GREEN. “TIM CLOSSON is the consummate professional and has a track record of building successful products and services in this industry. As we build the next great brand with NASH, I can’t think of a better addition to our team and serve our affiliates than TIM. And I’m thrilled to welcome TODD back to our team at WESTWOOD ONE. His knowledge of product and extensive relationships with affiliates will allow us to serve our stations in the first-class way they are accustomed to being served.”