There is more realignment and swapping of programming chairs at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment and Premiere Networks this morning beginning with the elevation of longtime programmer Clay Hunnicutt to EVP/GM of National Programming Platforms. Hunnicutt will be based in New York City and report to Pres./National Programming Platforms Tom Poleman. Hunnicutt most recently served as EVP/Programming for Clear Channel’s large markets.
Hunnicutt and Poleman will oversee all aspects of the National Programming Platforms team, which develops and manages CC’s national programming — all on-air and digital content across the company’s radio stations and websites. He’ll also continue as the company-wide Brand Manager for Clear Channel’s Country stations.
“Clay has an unmatched connection with our local markets and knows how to link our national capabilities to our local assets,” said Poleman. “He has a great understanding of the day-to-day programming of our local radio stations and what it takes to drive ratings and revenue. His expertise will ensure our national platforms are of benefit to all of our radio stations nationwide, which gives us a huge competitive advantage.”
In other moves, Bill Cahill joins Premiere Networks as Vice President of Programming. Cahill has been Program Director at WASH and WBIG in Washington since 2008 and is also a Clear Channel Brand Manager and Premium Choice expert. He’ll retain his Premium Choice and Brand Manager roles with Clear Channel and will report to Premiere Networks EVP of Programming Jennifer Leimgruber.
More CCM&E moves include: Thea Mitchem, has been promoted to SVP/Programming for the New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC/Baltimore markets. Andrew Jeffries has been promoted to SVP/Programming for the LA, SF and San Diego. West Major marke Brad Hardin, has been named EVP/Programming and adds Houston and Dallas to his responsibilities and EVP/Programming Gene Romano, has added Chicago his market responsibilities.