Darryl Parks Named VP/News Talk Operations At Clear Channel Radio
November 5, 2010 at 4:24 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO has named Talk WLW-A, Talk WKRC-A (55KRC), Sports WCKY-A (ESPN 1530), and Sports WSAI-A (FOX SPORTS 1360)/CINCINNATI PD and AM OM DARRYL PARKS as VP/News Talk Operations. PARKS will oversee spoken word content at CLEAR CHANNEL nationwide, including the identification, recruitment, and development of Talk talent as well as supervising CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO's reorganization of traffic content creation and delivery. PARKS will relinquish his CINCINNATI duties and the company is actively searching for his successor.
"DARRYL has been recognized inside and outside CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO for his leadership and successes at our top-rated CINCINNATI AM cluster. His track record of innovation and execution makes him the perfect candidate to lead our news and talk programming for our local stations," said CCR Pres./CEO JOHN HOGAN. "DARRYL has a first-hand understanding of the spoken word services local stations need to succeed, and having a person of his talent driving their delivery as a strategically centralized resource to support our local stations, adds a real competitive advantage for CLEAR CHANNEL. We'll continue to invest in our people and resources to help our stations perform at the highest levels possible."
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to share my experience and foster best practices while driving the information services that will give our stations a leg up in the markets," said PARKS. "CLEAR CHANNEL has been very active in rolling out top-quality resources to support local operations, and being able to lead this latest initiative for news, talk and sports, matches my expertise with my long-term interest of meeting the needs of today's audiences -- providing consumers with their favorite content delivered across the latest platforms."