Evan Harrison To Exit Clear Channel Radio
March 15, 2011 at 8:24 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL EVP/Online Music-Radio EVAN HARRISON is, once again, exiting stage left. HARRISON was slated to leave last year (NET NEWS 8/25/2010), but stayed on a bit longer.
Now, ALL THINGS DIGITAL has obtained an internal memo, in which CCR Pres./CEO JOHN HOGAN announces HARRISON's exit. He wrote:
Good morning, all:
In the aftermath of the THUMBPLAY announcement, as we prepare to take iHEARTRADIO to the next level and extend our leadership and vision in the digital space, I wanted to let you know that EVAN HARRISON, one of the architects of these successes, will be leaving CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO at the end of MARCH.
Since joining our company as leader of CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO DIGITAL, EVAN has played a critical role in CCR’s multi-platform strategy. In iHEARTRADIO, he built a terrific product, one that leads the industry and forms the strong foundation of all CCR’s digital efforts, as well as a great team. Today, CLEAR CHANNEL has $100 million in digital revenue, 25 million monthly unique visits to our online sites and 24 million downloads of our mobile apps. All of these accomplishments are a tribute to his leadership and skill, and we thank him most sincerely for all he has done.
While there were a number of opportunities for EVAN to remain with us, he feels that there are other options he is interested in pursuing and that this is the right time to explore them. We wish him all the best. Moving forward, BOB will continue in his role overseeing the CCRD team.
Please join me in thanking EVAN for the significant contributions he has made to advancing the mission of CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO: To successfully leverage all of CLEAR CHANNEL's powerful local brands and personalities, and enable our hundreds of millions of listeners to find the music and features they want on any platform they use.