Friday, September 17, 2010

New boss in charge of Entercom Boston

On Friday(9/17), Entercom announced realignment of its Boston cluster management with the appointment of new general manager of its four stations : WEEI 850, WRKO 680, WAAF 107.3 and WMKK 93.7/MikeFM. After two years of running a highly successful WEEI.com site, Tim Murphy adds on the duties of running day-to-day operations of Entrecom's Boston radio cluster. Here's the official release from Entercom New England :

TIM MURPHY NAMED VICE PRESIDENT/GM ENTERCOM BOSTON

Boston, MA (September 17, 2010) – Entercom Boston today announced the appointment of Tim Murphy to the position of Vice President/ General Manager of Entercom Boston, Murphy will be reporting to Julie Kahn, Vice President/New England Market Manager. Previously Murphy had been the Vice President/General Manager for WEEI.com.

In his new role, Murphy will oversee all digital initiatives for Entercom Boston. Additionally, he will spearhead sales strategy and processes, day-to-day business operations and oversee engineering and IT operations on all radio initiatives. Murphy will also head up Entercom’s eCommerce and database marketing initiatives, including the popular and successful PERKs program for Entercom Boston.

Murphy assumes his new position after having served as Vice President/General Manager for WEEI.com for the past two years. In that role, he directed the aggressive expansion of WEEI content distribution across digital platforms. Under Tim’s direction unique visitors to WEEI.com grew over 173% in its first year since the re-launch and the WEEI Live mobile app has been downloaded by over 70,000 consumers on both the iPhone and Android platforms.

Before joining Entercom, Murphy worked at the Golf Channel as the Director of Sales for Digital Media. He also served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Monster.com, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Boston Globe Media, and Brand Manager for Titleist & FootJoy Worldwide. He is a graduate of Hamilton College.

“In the two-plus years that I have been with Entercom Boston, I have developed a deep appreciation for our brands and am proud of the significant influence they have on the community of Boston, particularly as it pertains to the discussions and debates surrounding our city’s great passion points: sports, politics and music,” Murphy said. “I look forward to helping, as part of a talented team, to make sure these brands continue to thrive in a new, integrated world where the emergence of fast-developing distribution technology and corresponding changes to consumer consumption habits have changed the game.”

Said Julie Kahn, Vice President/New England Market Manager; "I am pleased to promote Tim to a position where he can infuse all of our radio stations with his great energy and capabilities."

Entercom New England is comprised of Sportsradio 850 WEEI-AM; Boston’s Talk Station, WRKO AM 680; the home of Everything that Rocks, WAAF 107.3 FM; the station that says “We Play Everything,” Mike-FM WMKK 93.7 FM, as well as owned and operated stations of the WEEI Sports Radio Network, including WEEI-FM 103.7 in Providence, WVEI-AM 1440 in Worcester and WVEI-FM 105.5 in Springfield.

Entercom Communications is one of the nation's top five largest radio broadcasters with stations in 19 markets including Boston, Providence, Indianapolis, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Norfolk, New Orleans, Memphis, Buffalo, Greensboro, Rochester, Greenville/Spartanburg, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Wichita, Madison and Gainesville/Ocala.

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