Chris Tyler Named OM For CC/Providence, Leaving A PD Opening At Kiss 108 And Jamn' 94-5 In Boston
November 9, 2010 at 1:26 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WXKS (KISS 108) and Top 40/R WJMN (JAMN' 94-5) PD CHRIS TYLER is heading SOUTH ... but only as far as RHODE ISLAND. TYLER has been upped to OM/PD of CLEAR CHANNEL/PROVIDENCE.
In making the announcement, CLEAR CHANNEL/BOSTON-PROVIDENCE Pres. TOM McCONNELL wrote, "I’m very excited to announce that CHRIS TYLER has been promoted to OM for the CC/PROVIDENCE Cluster. TYLER has done an incredible job for us over the past three years as the PD for KISS and JAMN' in BOSTON. He has successfully navigated the radio stations through the launch of PPM, and the ratings results have been spectacular. His successful programming background combined with the fact that he grew up in WARWICK, RI listening to -- and working at PROVIDENCE radio stations -- makes him the perfect choice for this position."
Continued McCONNELL, "TYLER will also be handling the day-to-day programming duties for Rocker WHJY, Hot AC WSNE and Classic Hits WWBB. BILL GEORGE will continue to program N/T WHJJ-A and N/T WXKS-A/BOSTON. This structural change will also allow DENNIS O’HERON to focus on his important role as the Digital and Marketing Dir. for the BOSTON cluster. Although DENNIS will no longer have day-to-day programming responsibilities in PROVIDENCE, he will continue to be an extremely valuable resource for programming and digital strategies in both markets."
SVP/Programming TOM POLEMAN commented to ALL ACCESS, "CHRIS is a great representation of the next generation of CLEAR CHANNEL programming executives. I'm very much looking forward to working with him in his first OM role."
TYLER told ALL ACCESS, "I have three bosses named TOM (POLEMAN, McCONNELL, SCHURR) who deserve a huge thank you! The chance to lead the CC/PROVIDENCE team in growing our terrestrial and digital properties is a dream come true, and to be able to do it in my home town makes it even sweeter. I was fortunate to spend the last 13 years working with the most amazing people in this business at KISS AND JAM'N in BOSTON, and made lifelong friends along the way. It's a time in my life I will always hold very close to my heart. Now it's time for some bakery pizza and DEL's LEMONADE, I'm coming home!"
That leaves a primo programming opening in BOSTON. Interested? Get you stuff to TOM POLEMAN at TomPoleman@clearchannel.com.