Kosann Named Pres./CEO Of Westwood One
January 3, 2006 at 5:54 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE has upped Co-COO and Pres. of Sales PETER KOSANN to President and CEO, filling the slot vacated by SHANE COPPOLA late in 2005. CBS RADIO Chairman/CEO JOEL HOLLANDER had been handling the WESTWOOD ONE Pres./CEO duties on an interim basis.
"I've known PETER for a number of years and can attest to his outstanding work ethic and keen insight into both the national radio and local traffic business," said HOLLANDER in a statement. "He has increasingly taken on more responsibility at Westwood One, and demonstrated each step of the way that he has the acumen to take over the lead role at the Company. I feel confident that PETER is the right executive for this very important role."
"WESTWOOD ONE has an incredible media platform with tremendous opportunities to leverage its content with traditional and new media distribution channels," added KOSANN. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to continue to work with the people at our Company, and look forward to continuing to deliver results for our advertisers, affiliates and shareholders."