Entercom Seeks 'New Breed' Of News-Talk Programmer
August 30, 2011 at 5:19 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM SVP/Programming PAT PAXTON tells ALL ACCESS that the company is on the hunt for the "next wave of smart, ambitious, courageous, rule breaking, new thinking, old school hating News/Talk PDs."
PAXTON says that his company is not looking for "news wheel experts" or "'OBAMA sucks,' 'it’s BUSH’s fault'" types, looking instead for those who "believe that politics doesn’t have to be full of vitriol ... that mainstream issues really do have a prominent place in mainstream talk radio ... that making people laugh, cry, hurt, feel warm-hearted, get mad, want to get involved, feel elation, feel entertained and informed, etc. is how to create a #1 radio station." He describes the company's goal as "an entire new breed of radio in need of an entire new breed of leader, brand manager, PD."
Interested parties should send, in a page or less, how they "would reinvigorate the news/talk format given a totally clean slate," to PAT PAXTON, SVP/Programming, ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS, 20 Guest Street, 3rd Floor, BOSTON, MA 02135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.