CBS Radio Reorganizes Senior Management; Weiss Named Pres./Sales, Herman Upped To EVP/Ops
October 24, 2007 at 7:35 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO has reorganized senior management, with President and CEO DAN MASON assuming direct oversight of the company's BOSTON, CHICAGO, DALLAS, DETROIT, HOUSTON, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C. clusters.
All other CBS stations will be overseen by EVP/Eastern Region SCOTT HERMAN, who gets a promotion to EVP/Operations. In addition, INTEREP CBS RADIO SALES President of Sales MICHAEL WEISS has been named President of Sales for CBS RADIO, replacing MICHAEL KINCAID, who will stay with CBS in a new position to be announced. Also, Regional Vice Presidents DON BOULOUKOS and LISA DECKER will remain with CBS as SVP/Market Managers, with BOULOUKOS handling NEW YORK (see story below) and DECKER handling SEATTLE and PORTLAND.
"This reorganization is designed to implement a streamlined chain of command moving our division toward a more fully responsive and profitable position," said MASON. "Our ratings have improved and a new head of sales will help us better monetize our recent success." He added, "Having someone of MICHAEL's capability and experience involved in all aspects of the sales performance at our local stations, and contributing to enhancing our relationships with national advertisers we are poised for a bright future. From LESLIE MOONVES on down, everyone at CBS firmly believes in the future of our business, and we look forward to further promoting the medium’s inherent strengths and capabilities."
"I’m very much looking forward to being more involved in the growth of CBS RADIO," said WEISS. "Our portfolio of stations is second to none with strong brand name recognition and tremendous listener loyalty making them very attractive choices for advertisers. We have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us to take advantage of the strength of our combined traditional and new media assets, as well as our ability to target a myriad of consumers across several locations and demographics."
Bouloukos Segues To The Big Apple
BOULOUKOS most recently was an SVP for CBS RADIO, charged with overseeing station operations in BOSTON, CHARLOTTE, CLEVELAND, DALLAS, DETROIT, HARTFORD, HOUSTON, PITTSBURGH and ROCHESTER.
Of his new appointment, BOULOUKOS says, "CBS RADIO’s stations in NEW YORK have improved their ratings and are sounding better than ever. I’m looking forward to working with them in elevating their forward moving progress."
He added, "The WFAN brand is as strong as they come and revered not only in NEW YORK, but across the country. They have long set the standard in the industry and I expect that tradition to continue for many years to come."