In the wake of network reorganization, Dial Global has promoted six programmers in preparation for a re-launch of ‘localized’ formats. All are currently employed by the company and are taking on new responsibilities. The new programmers include: Rick Brady, Program Director of AC Pure, and who continues as PD of Dial Global’s AC format, John Fowlkes, Program Director of AC Active; Kristopher Jones, Geniune Classic Rock; Cheri Marquart, Oldies Plus and Good Times Oldies; Melody Morgan, Country Today and Shannon Stone, Program Director of Country Classics.
“Our goal is to redefine the role of network radio.” says Dial Global Pres. Kirk Stirland. EVP/Programming Beau Phillips commented, “We prefer to promote from within whenever possible. It shows our people that we’re committed to rewarding excellence, and these six programmers have really shined.” Dial Global’s new programmers will oversee the company’s fastest-growing product line, DG Local. “Our STORQ technology allows stations to sound local, while featuring our major market air talent. Announcing our new programming team is just the beginning,” said Stirland.