SummitMedia/Greenville-Spartanburg Names Elroy Smith OM
March 23, 2015 at 3:22 AM (PT)
SUMMITMEDIA CORP LLC has appointed ELROY SMITH as GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG OM. He will oversee programming for Urban, WJMZ (107.3 JAMZ), Top 40 Top 40 WHZT (HOT 98.1), Adult Hits 97.7 CHUCK and Alternative X98.5.
SMITH, who boasts more than 30 years’ programming experience in markets such as CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA and BOSTON, said, “This is a great day for me. The decision to join SUMMITMEDIA in GREENVILLE, SC, is exciting and marks a new chapter in my radio career. I look forward in overseeing all four brands including market leader 107.3 JAMZ and Top 40/Rhythmic giant HOT 98.1. Thanks to SVP/Programming BILL TANNER, VP/Market Manager KAROLYN MULVANEY and National PD JOHN OLSEN for entrusting in me to lead the programming department. I cannot wait to join such a wonderful team of committed broadcasters.”
“It’s a great thrill for us to acquire such an exceptional programmer as ELROY,” SVP/Programming BILL TANNER said. “We know he’ll take our GREENVILLE properties to new heights, and we all look forward to learning from his talent and experience.”
“ELROY has an outstanding track record as an incredible programmer with noted integrity,” SUMMITMEDIA/GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG VP/GM KAROLYN MULVANEY said. “We are eager to have him join our winning team.”
CHICAGOLAND RADIO AND MEDIA is reporting that SMITH's move means the end of his bid via INTEGRITY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS LLC to buy FM translator W264BF/ENGLEWOOD, IL (on the WILLIS TOWER in CHICAGO, with a CP to increase from 2 to 10 watts) from CALVARY RADIO NETWORK, INC. for $4.6 million.