Beasley Names Mac Edwards As VP/Market Manager In Detroit, Erika Beasley To Replace Him In Fayetteville
Steve Chessare Exits Motown Cluster As Sale Is Finalized
November 1, 2016 at 7:44 AM (PT)
As BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP closes on its acquisition of GREATER MEDIA, the buyer is transferring former FAYETTEVILLE, NC cluster VP/Market Manager MAC EDWARDS (MCTINDAL) to serve as VP/Market Manager of the newly-acquired DETROIT cluster, including Active Rock WRIF, Classic Rock WCSX, and Classic Hip-Hop WMGC (105.1 THE BOUNCE). Meanwhile, the company is moving Country WQYK/TAMPA GSM ERIKA BEASLEY to FAYETTEVILLE as EDWARDS' replacement as VP/Market Manager.
EDWARDS replaces STEVE CHESSARE.
“After 25 years of dedicated service to BEASLEY’s FAYETTEVILLE market, MAC will bring his wealth of experience to our new DETROIT cluster,” said EVP/COO BRIAN E. BEASLEY. “MAC has worked with BEASLEY in positions from Program Director to Air Personality, to Operations Manager and he has served as FAYETTEVILLE’s award-winning Market Manager since 2007. We’re moving forward on our path to success in DETROIT, as MAC takes the helm of these iconic stations.”
“It’s my absolute privilege to work with these three outstanding radio stations in the MOTOR CITY,” said EDWARDS. “I am eager to lead the transition of the tremendous talent within the DETROIT cluster into the BEASLEY family of stations. We share a deep commitment to the community and clients we serve every day, and I know we will benefit from the previous success we’ve collectively achieved. Meanwhile, the FAYETTEVILLE team will continue to be close to my heart, as we collectively expand BEASLEY’s reach in the radio industry.”
“ERIKA is clearly a superstar in our industry,” said BRIAN BEASLEY. “She has already excelled in several of our top revenue producing stations. We’ve watched her sharpen her skills in intense executive training, combined with a dozen years of her first-hand, real world, on-the job experience. ERIKA is capable and qualified to take our FAYETTEVILLE cluster to new levels of success!”
“With FAYETTEVILLE’s established, veteran Market Manager MAC EDWARDS as my predecessor, I know I will have huge shoes to fill!” said ERIKA BEASLEY. “I am absolutely prepared for this new challenge, and welcome this new level of responsibility. My sincere appreciation goes to the entire executive management team for showing abiding faith in my leadership abilities. I am excited about my opportunity in FAYETTEVILLE and am anxious to get to work with my new team!”