Yea Network CEO Brenda Adriance Resigns
February 10, 2009 at 3:28 PM (PT)
YEA NETWORK CEO BRENDA ADRIANCE has announced her resignation. YEA is the parent company of the syndicated KIDD KRADDICK in the Morning show.
"KIDD and I have always been on the same page that I would only stay long enough to get the company started and put it on the road to success," ADRIANCE said. "Thanks to a great staff and KIDD’s amazing morning show, we have arrived at that position."
"This is the third time I’ve had to say goodbye to BRENDA," KRADDICK said. "But this time, I’ve promised not to weep in front of the staff or throw a tantrum." The two have worked together for over 15 years, starting with her hire of KRADDICK in then-GANNETT Top 40 KHKS (106.1 KISS-FM)/DALLAS. "She’s not only the best radio leader I’ve ever worked with, she’s a true friend. I miss her already," he admitted.
After nearly 30 years as a radio executive, ADRIANCE is leaving radio ready to relax and manage her family’s other businesses. "I have a teenage daughter at home that I would love to spend more time with before she graduates," she said, adding, "My husband and I also have other business interests that I’m looking forward to managing."
In terms of a successor, KRADDICK said, "I’m going to take some time to figure out what we need before starting any kind of search. BRENDA’s put such great people in place, I don’t have to rush to find a replacement."