Clear Channel Appoints National Format Heads

Clear Channel Radio today announced 24 appointments to its new Brand Management Team, a part of its new National Programming Platforms. All positions are effective immediately. Tom Poleman, recently appointed President of National Programming Platforms leads the division, which focuses on developing on-air and digital programming content as well as live events that will leverage Clear Channel’s 850 stations and websites and iHeartRadio for listeners, advertisers and strategic partners. The new Brand Management Team, which consists of a Brand Manager and Brand Coordinator for each format, will serve as Clear Channel’s in-house format experts. The team will help manage the Premium Choice Network, which imports and exports programming innovation and excellence from region to region, market to market and station to station providing the highest quality research, talent and programming otherwise unavailable. The team will also be available to consult with select stations and to assist Clear Channel’s Senior Vice Presidents of Programming as needed throughout the country, and will gather and share format-specific content, information and resources throughout the field. Other responsibilities will include the development of format-specific contest opportunities and involvement in research and major marketing initiatives executed within their respective formats. Darren Davis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of National Programming Platforms will lead the Brand Management Team. Poleman said, “The collective expertise of this team is unmatched. I’m excited to have them play a lead role in all facets of leveraging our national on-air, digital and special event content.” David added, “Our Brand Managers are an unprecedented team of the top-performing format experts chosen because of their track record of ratings success, their reputation both inside and outside of Clear Channel and feedback from managers throughout our organization. They will offer a level of expertise, experience and talent to Clear Channel that is unavailable anywhere else,” said Davis.

The New Management Team appointments include:

  • Mainstream AC (Adult Contemporary) Brand Manager: Chris Conley Brand Coordinator: Rob Miller
  • Hot AC Brand Manager: Tony Coles Brand Coordinator: Brian Check
  • Classic Hits / Oldies Brand Manager: Bill Cahill Brand Coordinator: Keith Abrams
  • Mainstream CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio) Brand Manager: John Ivey Brand Coordinator: Alex Tear
  • Rhythmic CHR Brand Manager: Cat Collins Brand Coordinator: Dylan Sprague
  • Country Brand Manager: Clay Hunnicutt Brand Coordinator Country: Doug Montgomery Brand Coordinator Classic Country: Chad Heritage
  • Active Rock / Alt Brand Manager: Brad Hardin Brand Coordinator Active: Chris Williams Brand Coordinator Alt: Julie Pilat
  • Classic Rock Brand Manager: Eric Wellman Brand Coordinator: Joe Bonadonna
  • Spanish Brand Manager: Jim Lawson
  • Urban / Urban AC Brand Manager: Doc Wynter Brand Coordinator Urban: Kris Kelley Brand Coordinator UAC: Derrick Brown
  • Talk Brand Manager: Darryl Parks Brand Coordinator: Ken Charles

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