Audacy Ups Jeff Sottolano to EVP, Head of Programming
Audacy Chief Programming Officer Pat Paxton is stepping down from his function and leaving the corporate after 21 years. Concurrently, Jeff Sottolano (pictured) is promoted to Executive VP, Head of Programming. He’s a veteran group member, having spent his whole profession at Audacy, Entercom, CBS Radio and Infinity. In his new function, Sottolano can be liable for the content material technique and efficiency of Audacy’s native manufacturers in all codecs throughout each broadcast and digital distribution platforms.
In a memo to employees, Audacy Chairman, President and CEO David Field, wrote, “Since the merger, he [Sottolano] has performed an vital management function overseeing a quantity of initiatives and plenty of key parts of our programming. Over the previous yr, Jeff led our information transformation efforts and the launch of the BetQL Network. In addition, he expanded our programming information and analytics capabilities, managed our community content material partnerships and contributed to our Audacy Exclusive Station launch technique.”
Field added, “He will oversee our excellent programming management group, together with SVP, Programming Dave Richards, VP, News Bill Smee, VP, Sports Matt Volk and Audacy’s group of skilled Format VPs. He may even work intently with our Music Initiatives and Live Events group led by SVP, Music Initiatives Michael Martin and SVP, Promotions and Experiences Chad Fitzsimmons, as Audacy curates wonderful experiences for its listeners in-person and on-line. Finally, he’ll collaborate with digital management to ideate new and unique options and content material on the Audacy app and distribution platform as the corporate expands its capabilities and choices.”
“Pat [Paxton] has been a key chief within the group for the previous 21 years, spearheading programming and taking part in a important function in serving to us construct many of the business’s best manufacturers. Pat’s regular, decisive management and considerate insights have made him a worthwhile and trusted voice on Audacy’s management group. Pat has left an excellent legacy at Audacy which is able to stand the take a look at of time. We deeply recognize his many vital contributions to our success and every thing he has meant to this firm. Please be part of me in thanking Pat for all of his wonderful work at Audacy and wishing him all the very best for the longer term,” wrote Field.