Milwaukee Radio Alliance VP/GM Bill Hurwitz To Retire
September 3, 2015 at 11:53 AM (PT)
MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE LLC VP/GM BILL HURWITZ is retiring after 40 years in MILWAUKEE radio, the group, a partnership between TIMES-SHAMROCK and ALL PRO BROADCASTING, announced TODAY (9/3). The exact date of HURWITZ' departure has yet to be determined. The cluster includes Alternative WLUM (FM 102/1), Oldies WZTI-A-W262CJ (MILWAUKEE'S TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL 100.3 FM AND 1290 AM), and Hot AC WLDB (TRENDING RADIO 93.3).
“Forty years in the same city, working basically for three or four bosses, and the opportunity to work for the DAVIS and LYNETT/HAGGERTY families has been the ride of a lifetime,” said HURWITZ, who started as an AE for SHAMROCK in 1975, moved to WOKY-A, then became Dir. of Sales for HEARST's stations and NSM of ALL PRO's stations before the ALLIANCE was formed in 1996. “I’m proud to have never worked for a WALL STREET company. It’s always been for family owned companies that truly care about local broadcasting."
“I’m not sure what the next chapter is, but there will be a next chapter. It might be teaching, maybe consulting, or perhaps finding another local broadcaster without below zero temperatures makes sense. My children and grandchildren live in the SOUTHWEST. My wife says I can’t watch reruns of 'LAW AND ORDER' all day,” added HURWITZ. “I do know that I love what I have done, I love who I have done it for, and I’m proud of my accomplishments over forty years in MILWAUKEE radio. There is no better feeling than going out proud, fulfilled, and honored to have worked with, and for, wonderful people."
“Four decades in broadcasting is an extraordinary feat. We are proud and honored that BILL chose to spend so much of his career with us, and grateful for the huge impact he’s had on the MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE,” said TIMES-SHAMROCK CEO BOBBY LYNETT.
“BILL’s dedication and tireless work ethic over the course of a forty year career in radio has taken the MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE to new heights. His contributions to the MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE and to the city of MILWAUKEE will truly be missed,” said ALL PRO COO/VP DUANE DAVIS.