Monday, January 30, 2012

Radio chief is set to retire
Long-time Boston radio exec Tom Baker is retiring in upcoming weeks it was announced by Greater Media this morning. He is VP and market manager of Greater Media's Boston-based radio properties, having joined the company three years ago.  Greater Media's Boston cluster includes five FM outlets WBOS 92.9, WKLB/Country 102.5, WMJX/Magic 106.7, WROR 105.7 and WTKK/96.9 Boston Talks.  In addition to his recent Greater Media stint, his long radio management/sales career had a number of local stops. He oversaw the operations of Entercom Boston's properties(WRKO AM680, WEEI AM 850, WAAF 1073.FM and WQSX/Star 93.7 from 1999 to 2005. In the 80's, he also managed WRKO and then-sister station WROR 98.5FM which were owned by RKO General at the time. After he was cut by Entercom in August 2005, he moved to Southern California to oversee Clear Channel's 8-station cluster in Santa Barbara. In early 2008, he served as interim market manager for Greater Media's Detroit market cluster but relocated back to Boston by year's end.

In a separate announcement, the company named radio industry veteran  Rob Williams as its Boston market manager effective next Monday(2/6). Williams has held a number of radio sales and management positions in various markets including Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Hartford-New Haven, CT; Philadelphia, PA; and New York City. Williams became CEO of Internet radio start-up Goom Radio, a service he launched in the U.S. in 2009. He most recently served as CEO of Digital Brand Connections LLC, a company he co-founded.

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