Charlie Morgan Named SVP/Market Mgr. At Emmis/New York
August 10, 2016 at 7:06 AM (PT)
Former EMMIS/INDIANAPOLIS SVP CHARLIE MORGAN has been named SVP/Market Manager of EMMIS/NEW YORK, which includes Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97), Urban AC WBLS and Urban Gospel WLIB-A. MORGAN has been serving as Interim EMMIS/NEW YORK Market Manager since JANUARY 2016. This announcement comes just one day after EMMIS/INDIANAPOLIS named CHUCK WILLIAMS as SVP/Market Manager to succeed MORGAN (NET NEWS 8/9).
“CHARLIE is one of radio’s truly gifted leaders,” said Pres./COO PATRICK WALSH. “His inspirational leadership has been a catalyst in improving our results in INDIANAPOLIS, and his deft skills are already having an impact in NEW YORK. I’m thrilled he’s decided to focus this next exciting stage of his career on ensuring HOT 97, WBLS, and WLIB continue to play an important role in the lives of listeners in the tri-state area and these brands deliver on their enormous potential.”
MORGAN has more than 35 years of experience in the radio industry, including VP/Market Manager at SUSQUEHANNA (now CUMULUS) RADIO/INDIANAPOLIS. In 2007, MORGAN joined the team at the famed INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, serving as Pres./COO of INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY PRODUCTIONS. In 2009, he was lured back to radio and joined the EMMIS team as SVP/Market Manager of EMMIS/INDIANAPOLIS, where he served until he was named Interim Market Manager in NEW YORK earlier this year. MORGAN also serves as chairman of the board of COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR.
“When a 35+ year radio veteran can honestly call his most recent seven years the most fun and most rewarding of his career, you know you are talking to one very fortunate man,” MORGAN said. “That statement is true for me thanks to the company and the culture that JEFF SMULYAN, RICK CUMMINGS, and PAT WALSH have built and nourished at EMMIS. Add to that the all-star team of talent I’ve worked with in INDIANAPOLIS, and you begin to understand my good fortune. But for the past seven months, I’ve had the rare privilege of working with the talented team at EMMIS/NEW YORK. WBLS, HOT 97, and WLIB are legendary brands in the most vibrant city in AMERICA, and I have fallen in love with the people, the passion, and the opportunity to build on the legacy in NEW YORK."