Beasley Names Matt Smith VP/Market Manager
December 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM (PT)
BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP has appointed MATT SMITH VP/Market Manager overseeing WJBR/WILMINGTON, DE and a cluster of three AM stations in the PHILADELPHIA market that include WWDB-A, WTMR-A and WTEL-A (formerly WIP-A). Most recently, SMITH served as Interim Market Manager of BEASLEY’s WXTU and WRDW/PHILADELPHIA.
“As our PHILADELPHIA situation changed, due to the recent asset exchange with CBS RADIO, we recognized an opportunity to place our remaining DELAWARE Valley radio stations under the guidance of one manager," Pres./COO BRUCE BEASLEY said. "We were drawn to MATT SMITH’s past accomplishments and loyalty to our Company, and to the innate leadership skills he possesses. Add to that his extensive experience in both the PHILADELPHIA and WILMINGTON markets and we believe Matt to be a perfect candidate for this position.”
“It’s an honor to be asked to serve in this new role," SMITH said. "With WJBR, I feel like I’m coming home. Which in fact I am! Not only did I enjoy several years previously at the station as GSM, I was also born in WILMINGTON. Equally exciting is the opportunity to stay active in the PHILADELPHIA market through the three AM radio stations. I’m very grateful to continue my career with BEASLEY BROADCAST in these two familiar and vibrant markets.”