BCA VP/Prog. Hal Brown Retires, Succeeded By Jack Evans
May 5, 2009 at 3:21 PM (PT)
BROADCAST COMPANY OF THE AMERICAS (BCA) VP/Programming HAL BROWN has announced his retirement effective JUNE 30th, 2009. Filling the shoes of the 40-year broadcasting vet with JACK EVANS. EVANS boasts 25 years in radio, six of those years in SAN DIEGO, including some time as SVP/Midwest and Rocky Mtn. Regions for CLEAR CHANNEL.
BROWN was named VP/Programming in OCTOBER, 2008. "In late 2008, BCA was struggling from a programming standpoint," BCA Pres./CEO JOHN LYNCH said. "Ratings had declined and the programming department was lacking leadership. HAL came in, righted the ship and his leadership and direction immediately reaped benefit ... I attempted to dissuade HAL from his retirement, but he was very clear when he took over the leadership of the programming department, that he wanted to retire soon ... I am pleased that Hal will continue to advise me and play a part-time role on XX [XEPRS] and provide content to the expanding XX website.
"HAL BROWN has provided a solid base from which to grow the BCA stations. I am saddened to see HAL retire," LYNCH continued. "However, JACK EVANS is one of the top programmers in the country. I have competed against JACK for many years and his intensity, his creativity, and commitment to winning is second to none. HAL leaves things in good hands with JACK EVANS."
"I'm truly honored for the opportunity to work with JOHN LYNCH and the team at BCA," EVANS said. "Looking at the successes Mr. LYNCH has had over the years, I am comforted to know there is still an owner of radio stations committed to local content for communities."