Hess Exits CC/D.C. For Air America SVP Post
June 23, 2008 at 2:05 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL AC WASH-Classic Hits WBIG-F/WASHINGTON PD BILL HESS has announced that he is exiting the cluster to join AIR AMERICA MEDIA as SVP/Programming, overseeing programming and operations for AIR AMERICA RADIO and editorial aspects of AIRAMERICA.COM.
HESS has been overseeing programming for the CC AMs in WASHINGTON (recently sold to RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING) as well as for WASH and WBIG-F. He previously programmed the CLEAR CHANNEL stations in PROVIDENCE. He will start at AAR in mid-JULY.
"With more than 30 years in the radio industry, HESS brings his expertise in programming, content creation, promotions, marketing and sales," said AAR Chairman CHARLIE KIREKER. "We are confident that he will help AIR AMERICA achieve stronger ratings and revenue success, as we continue to provide listeners with entertaining and thought-provoking programming throughout this critical election year.”
"I strongly believe that the future success of our business will spring from the audiences we cultivate, stimulated by the talent we nurture and attract," said HESS. "I am excited by the vision and commitment of CHARLIE and his team to build on the foundation that's already in place at AIR AMERICA MEDIA -- both on-air and on-line. I can't wait to get started!"