Adelante Media Group Names Ed Krampf COO
October 20, 2010 at 11:20 AM (PT)
ADELANTE MEDIA GROUP has hired veteran radio group head and market manager ED KRAMPF to be its new COO. KRAMPF has held SVP/Corporate Management posts with CLEAR CHANNEL and THE PARK LANE GROUP as well as stints as a Market Manager in LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, TAMPA and ORLANDO.
"When ED became available it presented a huge opportunity for us to move forward as a company, and since ADELANTE is Spanish for 'moving forward,' we jumped all over it," ADELANTE CEO JAY MEYERS stated. "In all my years in broadcasting, I have met few performers who are as brilliant and visionary as ED, and now our brand new company will be the beneficiary of that brilliance. I feel as if I just won the talent equivalent of the lottery jackpot!
"ED is the perfect COO for the incredibly talented team we've been able to assemble at ADELANTE,” he added. "Where others see difficulty, we see opportunity. We now have an operating team that rivals any in the radio industry. Let the fun begin!”
"I'm here because I see an incredible opportunity to grow this company into the premier Spanish language operation in all our markets," KRAMPF said. "I'm also here because of the opportunity to work with JAY, because he and I see the path to success the same way. When we worked together he was always the voice of sound logic, sound business sense and most importantly top performance. ADELANTE will grow because of the vision he’s put forward: Hire the best people, give them the tools, and ask them to use their best judgment to maximize our success. I feel that being given the responsibility of being the chief operating guy to execute that kind of vision is what I've always been looking for in my career, and now I've found it."
"For those who long for the days when radio was fun, when you were hired for your ability to think outside the box and be creative, and where great ideas were not only valued but expected, I'm here to tell you that opportunity still exists," ED continued. "Those are the ideals that ADELANTE MEDIA GROUP is being built around, and anyone who spends five minutes with our CEO will see that immediately."
In addition to his COO duties, KRAMPF will also handle Market Manager responsibilities for the company’s SACRAMENTO operation consisting of two radio and one television stations. The cluster co-locates with the corporate office. Previous SACRAMENTO GM JERRY DEL CORE has left the company for a non-corporate position in another industry.