CCR/Philly Ups Brian Check To OM; Kashon Powell, Tracy Austin PDs
October 9, 2008 at 1:41 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO/PHILADELPHIA has revamped its programming hierarchy, promoting BRIAN CHECK to OM for the cluster, promoting KASHON POWELL to PD of Urban WUSL (POWER 99) and appointing TRACY AUSTIN to PD of Top 40/Mainstream WIOQ (Q102).
CHECK will oversee operations for WISX (MY 106.1 FM) WIOQ, WUSL, WDAS, WRFF (RADIO 104.5 FM) and WUBA-A (RUMBA 1480), as well as continue as PD for WISX. "We have very strong station brands in Philly, and a tremendous team behind them!" CHECK said. "I'm thrilled to have this opportunity, as we move forward with new technology and new challenges."
Previously, POWELL was APD/MD for POWER 99. "It is a privilege to have this opportunity to program one of the nation’s strongest Urban brands," she said. "POWER 99 is groundbreaker and a ratings and community leader. I look forward to taking the station to even greater heights."
AUSTIN most recently two years as PD for NOVA 106.9/BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. "All the way from AUSTRALIA to the birthplace of AMERICA!" AUSTIN stated. "I am so excited to be back in the CLEAR CHANNEL family, and honored to have a chance to program the celebrated Q102. With ELVIS, DIEGO and the pro team at Q there's nothing we can't do!"
"BRIAN CHECK and KASHON POWELL have demonstrated leadership and commitment to our media company and their promotions are well deserved," CC/PHILADELPHIA Pres. MANUEL V. RODRIGUEZ stated. "Additionally, we're ecstatic to have TRACY AUSTIN join the PHILADELPHIA team. TRACY brings years of experience, talent and excellence to our management lineup. BRIAN, KASHON and TRACY are the ideal leaders to take us into the future of this dynamic and evolving media business."