Brian Lakamp Named President Of Clear Channel Digital
Pablo Calamera Named Chief Technology Officer
October 13, 2011 at 6:29 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO has promoted BRIAN LAKAMP to President of CLEAR CHANNEL DIGITAL, a new position. LAKAMP, previously EVP/Digital Media, will report to CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO Pres./CEO JOHN HOGAN. His appointment is effective immediately. LAKAMP
In his new role, LAKAMP will oversee the company’s digital strategy, which includes iHEARTRADIO.
LAKAMP will also continue to work closely with CLEAR CHANNEL Pres./National Programming Platforms TOM POLEMAN, EVP/Strategic Partnerships MICHELE LAVEN and Pres./National Advertising Platforms CHARLIE RAHILLY to provide the tools and services that allow CLEAR CHANNEL's radio stations across the country to stand alone in terms of assets, reach and ability and create a deeper, more social and interactive experience for their audiences in the digital space.
"We are very proud of the New iHEARTRADIO, which has exceeded fans' expectations since its launch on SEPTEMBER 23rd at the iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL," said JOHN HOGAN. "BRIAN and the CLEAR CHANNEL DIGITAL team developed a visionary product that has the potential to reshape our industry by super-serving our three key audiences: The New iHEARTRADIO offers our listeners everything they want from a digital radio service in one place; delivers great value to our partners in the music industry with an exciting way for fans to discover new music; and provides our advertising and marketing partners with a powerful, national promotional platform."
"At CLEAR CHANNEL, I've had the opportunity to work with the best people in the business -- they are smart, dedicated and focused on innovation," said LAKAMP. "The development of the New iHEARTRADIO was supercharged with our acquisition of THUMBPLAY in MARCH, and our strong integrated Digital team will continue to develop new digital music products and experiences that support the iHEARTRADIO platform and CLEAR CHANNEL's network of radio station websites. This is a team effort that I am honored to lead."
CLEAR CHANNEL has also named PABLO CALAMERA Chief Technology Officer of CLEAR CHANNEL DIGITAL. CALAMERA formerly led the team that developed THUMBPLAY’s state-of-the-art digital music technology as their Chief Technology Officer.
"PABLO has a strong heritage in building compelling consumer products and operating with cutting edge technologies and comes from the Apple culture of innovation and creativity," said LAKAMP. "He will be instrumental in ensuring that our company continues to invest in and develop innovative technology for the long term."