Smokey Rivers Now CC/Phoenix Dir./Programming Ops
November 17, 2005 at 7:51 AM (PT)
Industry veteran SMOKEY RIVERS, most recently INFINITY VP/AC Programming and PD at KVIL/DALLAS, has been named CLEAR CHANNEL/PHOENIX Dir./Programming Ops. RIVERS will assume responsibility for the eight CLEAR CHANNEL radio properties, TOTAL TRAFFIC NETWORK and the integrated marketing and web operation.
CLEAR CHANNEL VP/Market Manager JOE PUGLISE commented, "SMOKEY has demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout his broadcast career. His experience and drive make him the right candidate for this job."
RIVERS, "The CLEAR CHANNEL/PHOENIX cluster is a superb group of stations, each with a sterling reputation. Sr.VP/Programming Alan Sledge and VP/Market Manager JOE PUGLISE invited me to spend time with members of the local management team. Their enthusiasm for radio and outlook for growing their presence in Phoenix is contagious. It’s the stuff great radio is made of. I am eager to become a part of it."