WDRV (The Drive)/Chicago Names Rob Cressman PD
January 28, 2016 at 10:35 AM (PT)
HUBBARD Classic Rock Hits WDRV (THE DRIVE)/CHICAGO has named ROB CRESSMAN PD, effective immediately, replacing CURTISS JOHNSON (NET NEWS 1/5/16). CRESSMAN previously was SVPP at iHEARTMEDIA/INDIANAPOLIS (NET NEWS 1/15/15).
Prior to INDIANAPOLIS, CRESSMAN spent five years in NEW ENGLAND where he oversaw Programming and Operations for SAGA's WAQY and WLZX. His career includes a decade as Dir./Programming for CBS RADIO’s (at the time ENTERCOM's) WMFS/MEMPHIS and eight years at the helm of WAVF/CHARLESTON. He got his start in radio at WFVA/WBQB in his hometown of FREDERICKSBURG, VA.
"I am thrilled to have been invited to join the incredible talents at HUBBARD RADIO-CHICAGO and THE DRIVE," CRESSMAN said, "WDRV has always represented the platinum standard for Classic Rock radio and I am anxious to uphold and amplify its legendary foundation. Many thanks to GREG SOLK, JOHN GALLAGHER and FRED JACOBS for finding my experience and qualifications worthy of such a distinguished honor."
“Finding the perfect programming partner for THE DRIVE was indeed a challenge," HUBBARD RADIO SVP/Programming GREG SOLK said. "We needed someone who understood the rich history THE DRIVE has had in CHICAGO and who could balance our past achievements with the need for innovation that is vital to our future success. I’ve been a fan of ROB’s work for many years, and look forward to watching him lead THE DRIVE’s incredibly talented staff to new heights."
CRESSMAN can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.