It's Official: Rosso Named Pres. At Citadel Media
October 8, 2009 at 5:10 AM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS first told you YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 10/7), SVP/Digital Media JOHN ROSSO has been named President of syndicator CITADEL MEDIA, replacing JIM ROBINSON. The change was communicated to senior management WEDNESDAY.
After ALL ACCESS broke the story, the company issued a press release to formally announce the deal, quoting Chairman/CEO FARID SULEMAN as saying, "We are very pleased to have someone of JOHN's caliber leading CITADEL MEDIA's efforts as we enter into this exciting and challenging time for the network business. JOHN's breadth of experience and first-hand knowledge of CITADEL MEDIA's operations makes him ideally suited for this leadership role to develop and leverage new opportunities the network presents."
"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead CITADEL MEDIA and look forward to collaborating with the talented team here, both on-air and behind the scenes," ROSSO added in the release. "We will continue to build on the network’s solid foundation as we bring industry-leading content to our affiliates and deliver great audiences and solutions to our advertisers."
ROSSO most recently served as SVP/CITADEL Interactive. Previously, he held positions at ABC RADIO NETWORKS including SVP/Affiliate Relations & Business Administration and VP/Operations. Prior to joining CITADEL BROADCASTING, ROSSO was SVP/Digital Media for THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY's ABC RADIO Division.