Katz Media Group Announces New Alignment
Mark Gray to Assume Greater Role As President
March 16, 2011 at 12:25 PM (PT)
KATZ MEDIA GROUP Pres. MARK GRAY will take on the additional responsibilities of overseeing the company’s national marketing and business development arm, KATZ MARKETING SOLUTIONS, as well as KATZ GROUP SALES. KRG comprises the largest radio sales force in the country, representing thousands of stations owned by broadcasters such as BONNEVILLE, CBS RADIO, CITADEL/ABC, COX, CUMULUS, EMMIS, ENTERCOM, RADIO ONE, UNIVISION and many others.
"This new structure offers us an unprecedented opportunity to champion radio’s extraordinary power, reach and flexibility to marketing decision-makers across the advertising spectrum," said GRAY. "Working even more closely with the incredibly talented people at KATZ MARKETING SOLUTIONS and KATZ GROUP SALES will allow us to deliver on our goal of increasing radio’s footprint and gaining a greater share of total media spend. It’s our mission to harness the power of all our assets to make sure the advertising community understands radio’s enormous capabilities."
"We have an extraordinary opportunity at KATZ to create an integrated team to demonstrate radio’s genuine value as a leading advertising and branding platform," said CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO Pres./National Advertiser Platforms CHARLIE RAHILLY. "MARK has proven himself as a respected radio leader with a strong record of success and excellent relationships in the industry. I have great confidence in MARK and the entire KRG team’s ability to guide marketers through the rapidly expanding opportunities that modern radio offers."
GRAY will report directly to RAHILLY, as will KATZ TELEVISION GROUP Pres. JIM BELOYIANIS and CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO SALES Pres. JEFF HOWARD.