WTMX's Chris Petlak, Wins Jacobs Media's 'Interactive Superstar'
November 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM (PT)
In an amazing surge of voting, HUBBARD RADIO WTMX/CHICAGO's CHRIS PETLAK has won an industry election to be named "Radio's Interactive Superstar." The contest, sponsored by radio consultants JACOBS MEDIA, was designed to highlight the digital and social media talent throughout the radio industry, as well as showcase examples of the great digital work being done by local stations.
The Jacobs Media web site received more than 43,000 votes over a one-week period. Not surprisingly, each of the contestants marshaled their social networks and communities to generate votes, demonstrating the power of social media.
"At this year’s Summit, we wanted to highlight the outstanding work in social media and digital that’s being done at radio stations," JACOBS MEDIA Dir./Digital and Social Media LORI LEWIS commented.
PETLAK will be flown to BALTIMORE to host a presentation at the JACOBS MEDIA SUMMIT on DECEMBER 7th. PETLAK said, "I am very happy that JACOBS MEDIA has created an opportunity that spotlights social media in radio. I look forward to sharing my thoughts on social media at the JACOBS MEDIA SUMMIT in DECEMBER and representing both WTMX and HUBBARD RADIO."
HUBBARD SVP/Programming GREG SOLK added, "Now the rest of the country knows what we've known for a while -- CHRIS is a superstar! His dynamic personality combined with his grasp of social media has helped propel WTMX and 'The ERIC & KATHY Morning Show' deep into the ever-expanding world of social media. Oh, and by the way, to all the other broadcasters -- CHRIS has just inked a new multi-year exclusive deal with HUBBARD RADIO -- so don't even bother asking for his business card or more aptly, friend him on FACEBOOK -- he's ours!"
For more information about "Radio's Interactive Superstar," contact LORI LEWIS at firstname.lastname@example.org.