It's Official: Alex Tear Heads To Miami
August 6, 2009 at 10:32 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL/PITTSBURGH Dir./Operations ALEX TEAR has been named the new OM for CLEAR CHANNEL/MIAMI, which includes Classic Rock WBGG, Top 40 WHYI (Y100), Sports WINZ-A, News-Talk WIOD-A, Spanish Contemp WMGE, Rhythmic AC WMIA and Urban WMIB and will program Y100.
TEAR currently oversees Rock WDVE, Top 40 WKST (KISS 96.1), Alternative WXDX, Oldies WWSW (3WS), News-Talk WPGB and Sports WBGG-A -- as well as acting as MD for iHEART RADIO's Hit Nation Channel. He replaces ROD PHILLIPS who become a CC SVP/Programming (NET NEWS 6/29).
CLEAR CHANNEL/MIAMI Pres.Market Mgr. BRIAN OLSON said, "We are very excited to benefit from ALEX’s experience as an Operations Manager, and his years of experience as a Program Director, Music Director, and on-air personality. He knows what it takes to build a great radio station and has a proven track record of success across a variety of formats and markets."
TEAR said, "MIAMI is a truly unique and vibrant city that loves its radio stations, so it’s a thrill to be a part of that. I look forward to tapping into that energy and passion for CLEAR CHANNEL’s stations and further strengthening the connections we have with our listeners through dynamic, innovative programming."
TEAR's background includes an previous MOTOWN stints at then ABC Top 40 WDRQ/DETROIT and WHYT (PLANET 96.3)/DETROIT. Other stops include GRAND RAPIDS, LANSING and others.