Mike Stern, Tim Dukes Exit Q101 & The Loop
February 13, 2007 at 12:35 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS confirms that major changes have happened today at EMMIS/CHICAGO as Alternative WKQX (Q101) and Classic Rock WLUP (97.9 THE LOOP) VP/Programming MIKE STERN and WLUP PD TIM DUKES are both out.
Reach out to MIKE STERN at (312) 735-0226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMMIS RADIO Regional VP MARV NYREN told ALL ACCESS, "This is something we have been going through for about a month now, and I have been bouncing ideas off of [EMMIS RADIO President] RICK CUMMINGS and [VP/Programming] JIMMY STEAL. They said 'go for it.' The truth is that we have been doing things the same way for 30 years, and that's wrong.
We are going to begin running these stations now, as if PPM was already here.
"Both MIKE STERN and TIM DUKES are wonderful programmers, but we have two amazing brands in Q101 and THE LOOP, and we want to maximize our efforts as we prepare for PPM which will be here 11 months from now. We need a programmer that will help us put a strategic plan together and lead us into the new world of PPM. We are going to begin running these stations now, as if PPM was already here."
NYREN added, "This programmer will have great team assistance in Q101 APD/MD SPIKE ESKIN and WLUP APD/MD BILL KLAPROTH. I've not talked to one person yet, but this new programmer for both stations will be a visionary leader and strategic planner. We need someone to manage these brands, who can run the golden thread through all of them tying the programming into the Internet, texting, marketing, promotion, and all manners of spreading the brands."
Email presentations for MARV NYREN's consideration to RENEE GREENE (email@example.com) for this EEO position.