Balis Gets Bumped To Emmis VP/Rock
June 12, 2007 at 12:25 PM (PT)
EMMIS Rocker KSHE/ST LOUIS PD RICK BALIS is promoted to VP/Rock Programming for both KSHE and Classic Rock/Classic Hits KIHT. His new responsibilities will include overseeing the entire ST. LOUIS cluster as well as consulting on programming decisions at EMMIS Alternative WKQX/CHICAGO, Rocker WLUP/CHICAGO, Alternative KROX/AUSTIN, Classic Rock KLBJ/AUSTIN and Classic Rock WWVR/TERRE HAUTE, IN.
"RICK BALIS has demonstrated time and time again that he possesses one of the premier rock minds in the country,” said EMMIS VP/Programming JIMMY STEAL. “He is rightfully revered for all things rock, and this promotion just affirms what RICK has been contributing to our EMMIS rock brands all along.”
“EMMIS is a fabulous, one-of-a-kind communications operation,” said BALIS. “My association with the company began in 1984, and in all these years, my strong belief in the EMMIS way has never wavered. It’s exciting to look forward to even more involvement.”