Clear Channel/Denver Pres./Market Mgr. Lee Larsen Retires, Pat Connor Chosen As Successor
October 26, 2010 at 2:17 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO/DENVER Pres./Market Manager LEE LARSEN is retiring after a storied 25-plus-year career; filling his shoes will be PAT CONNOR, who has been promoted from Dir./Sales of the cluster. Effective JANUARY 1st, 2011, CONNOR will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of KBCO, KBPI, KHOW-AM, KKZN-A, KOA-A, KPTT, KRFX and KTCL.
"PAT has been a critical member of the DENVER radio team since he joined us more than 25 years ago at KOA," CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO-Western Region EVP/Operations SUSAN KARIS said."He’s worked his way up the organization by excelling in every role he has taken on, while also being very active in the Denver community. We are confident that his diligence and unique perspective will drive CLEAR CHANNEL/DENVER to new performance levels.
"Let me also take this opportunity to thank LEE LARSEN for his significant contributions and many years of leadership at CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO," she added. "He’s been a tremendous influence in the DENVER market, and should be recognized and acknowledged not only for his many years of service to CLEAR CHANNEL and the radio industry, but for his commitment to the DENVER community. We wish Lee the very best in his retirement."
"It’s been extremely gratifying to me to have worked for CLEAR CHANNEL and in the radio industry for more than 50 years," LARSEN said. "I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work alongside a number of visionaries including LOWRY, MARK and RANDALL MAYS, JOHN HOGAN and SUSAN KARIS. They all gave me the opportunity, resources, and flexibility to help propel CLEAR CHANNEL/DENVER as a leader in its market. I am most proud of the great people that I have worked with over the years to keep these stations on top in a very competitive market and through many challenging circumstances. I know that the stations are in the hands of the best radio people I've known and that they will be led by the very capable PAT CONNOR."