First Taps Bob Dunphy, Retains Jay Meyers
February 5, 2007 at 1:46 PM (PT)
BOB DUNPHY has joined FIRST BROADCASTING in the newly created position of Sr. VP/Station Operations, reporting to recently named Pres./CEO GARY LAWRENCE. Concurrently, CAVALRY MEDIA SERVICES Managing Dir./COO JAY MEYERS has been retained by FIRST as senior station operations consultant.
DUNPHY, a 25-year radio vet, most recently spent 16 years as VP/Market Manager of CLEAR CHANNEL stations in HUDSON VALLEY/POUGHKEEPSIE, NY and NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY. MEYERS is a 35-year industry vet. In fact, the two worked together in the '80s at GREATER MEDIA/NEW JERSEY, and MEYERS hired DUNPHY to run CLEAR CHANNEL's BINGHAMTON, NY cluster and promoted him to his most recent post.
"In the midst of many significant changes in the radio industry, FIRST BROADCASTING's business continues to grow at an unparalleled pace," LAWRENCE said. "And with rapid strategic growth comes the need for expanded vision and leadership. As evidenced by their accomplishments, their reputations and their many accolades in our industry, BOB and JAY are among the finest radio executives in the business. They are the perfect additions to our already outstanding executive team."
DUNPHY said, "As someone who has worked in the radio industry since the '70s, I know what innovation looks like. At FIRST BROADCASTING, the entire team is focused on using their proprietary technology and know-how to make more and better radio for everyone. I am delighted to join FIRST BROADCASTING's senior management team and look forward to leading the company’s station operations initiatives."
MEYERS said, "No other company in the industry has finer or brighter minds than FIRST BROADCASTING. Their innovations in analog and digital radio and their on-going streamlining initiatives with the FCC are re-shaping our industry. While I will be primarily involved in areas of station operations, I look forward to expanding my own knowledge base in these exciting areas of our industry."