Citadel Media Names Maureen Lesourd VP/Programming and Distribution
April 20, 2009 at 5:02 PM (PT)
CITADEL MEDIA has appointed radio industry veteran MAUREEN LESOURD VP/Programming and Distribution. LESOURD will be responsible for developing partnerships with affiliates and radio groups as well as driving growth for current and future products.
"MAUREEN is one of the most respected leaders in our industry and we're thrilled to add someone of her caliber to our team," SVP/Programming and Distribution CARL ANDERSON said."She has strong relationships throughout the broadcasting world, which will allow her to have an immediate impact in helping us deliver integrated solutions to our affiliates and advertisers across all platforms."
LESOURD, a 30-year radio vet, will oversee all nine of CITADEL MEDIA’s 24-hour formats and manage the affiliation of RADIO PEREZ, THE RICK DEES WEEKLY TOP 40 and other products within the company’s portfolio. Most recently she was leading the CUMULUS cluster of stations in the DALLAS/FORT WORTH area directing all sales efforts. Her extensive experience also includes serving as VP/GM with CBS RADIO in LOS ANGELES and DETROIT; ABC RADIO in LOS ANGELES; and TRIBUNE in NEW YORK.
"The chance to work with some of the talent in the CITADEL MEDIA lineup is a tremendous opportunity," said LESOURD. "Working at several of the top station groups in the country provides me a keen understanding of the affiliate side of our network business. We have a premium affiliate base at CITADEL MEDIA and I look forward to fostering and strengthening those relationships as we continue to grow."