Air America Changes Ownership; Kireker Named Chairman
February 21, 2008 at 3:43 PM (PT)
AIR AMERICA RADIO has named CHARLIE KIREKER as its new Chairman of the Board, effective MARCH 17th. KIREKER succeeds STEPHEN L. GREEN, who will remain a Board participant and significant investor. GREEN sold controlling interest to PENDULUM MEDIA, an entity formed by KIREKER.
"I'm thrilled to become the chair of one of the new, leading journalistic voices in AMERICA," KIREKER said. "The investors in our group have great confidence in the future growth of AIR AMERICA’s audience and media reach.
"We're immensely grateful to STEVE GREEN," he continued. "Over the past 12 months, STEVE has been instrumental in the successful effort to save and stabilize AIR AMERICA. Now in its fourth year of existence, AIR AMERICA has consolidated its operations and is ready to pursue an expansion strategy and profitable growth in and after this pivotal election year."
In other announcements, MARK GREEN will stay on as President and SCOTT ELBERG as COO. Joining AIR AMERICA as SVP/GM of INTERACTIVE MEDIA will be PHILIPPE COLLIN.