WBEB/Philadelphia Appoints Jim Loftus Pres./CEO
September 21, 2015 at 4:33 PM (PT)
JERRY LEE BROADCASTING AC WBEB (101.1 MORE FM)/PHILADELPHIA has named veteran radio executive JIM LOFTUS Pres./CEO, effective MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, BROADWAYWORLD.COM reports. Most recently, LOFTUS was VP at CBS/PHILADELPHIA, where he served as GM of WOGL as well as Dir./Sales for the cluster.
"I've known jim for over a quarter of a century and I am very excited about the energy and ideas that he will bring to the table," WBEB-FM Chairman JERRY LEE said. "I am confident he will lead us to new levels of success and I personally could not be more pleased."
"To quote the POINTER SISTERS, I'm so excited and I just can't hide it," LOFTUS stated. "WBEB-FM is an incredible radio station with a rich history. I believe it is the most successful stand-alone operation in radio today. It is truly an honor to be offered this position and I'm humbled by the opportunity. I feel like I have been preparing my whole career for this moment. I am looking forward to building upon JERRY LEE's legacy and growing WBEB, 101.1 MORE FM to new heights."
"For the station, this is the perfect storm with JIM becoming available," WBEB Director JAY MEYERS said. "JIM's long track record of success wherever he's been, his impeccable reputation in the PHILADELPHIA business community and his off the charts level of enthusiasm and creativity, combined with the legacy that is WBEB-FM, sets the company up for an incredible future."