Pete Salant Working With Merlin Media In 'Unspecified Capacity'
July 8, 2011 at 9:11 AM (PT)
More MERLIN MEDIA rumors are flying, as JERRY BARMASH writes on MEDIABISTRO.COM that "Accomplished radio programmer PETE SALANT has joined MERLIN MEDIA in an unspecified programming role."
SALANT confirmed that to ALL ACCESS, saying "I can only say I am working with MERLIN in an unspecified programming capacity."
In a fascinating coincidence, SALANT was the PD/OM for then NBC Hot AC WYNY/NEW YORK from 1980 to 1983. Recent rumors have MERLIN pursuing the WYNY calls for recently purchased WRXP/NEW YORK, even going as far as to register www.1019wyny.com recently (NET NEWS 7/7).
SALANT was most recently with CLEAR CHANNEL/HARTFORD, exiting in MAY of 2009 (NET NEWS 5/7/2009).