Thursday, June 28, 2007

Air America hires new affiliate relations person

A little upper-office wonkery here, but it looks like Air America Radio is getting somewhat serious about beefing up their terrestrial presence.

All Access is reporting that Air America has hired ABC Radio Networks VP of Affiliate Relations Dave Kaufman for the same role. Kaufman has held that role at ABC for four years and previously served in the same role for Metro Networks/Shadow Broadcasting for seven years.

"We're thrilled to have Dave join Air America Radio," said COO Scott Ellberg. "He’s a seasoned pro in the network radio affiliate business and I believe he will have both an immediate and long lasting impact on Air America's growth."

"It's very exciting to be joining Air America at this pivotal moment in its history," said Kaufman. "Now that there is new ownership, new management, a stronger lineup and with a presidential election only eighteen months away -- there's a great opportunity for increased ratings and revenue."


hashfanatic said...

Too bad that AAR cannot be called a progressive radio network any longer.

Without groundbreaking programming and intelligent hosts, my guess is that Mr. Kaufman's desk will be very quiet.

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