Greater Media Promotes Buzz Knight to SVP of Program Development

February 4, 2016

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Greater Media announces Buzz Knight has been promoted to senior vice president of Program Development.

In his role, Knight is responsible for overseeing programming development for all of Greater Media’s radio properties and collaborating with the individual stations to build winning content, digital and brand management strategies.

“Buzz has done an outstanding job overseeing our programming brands across the company over the past 14 years,” said Greater Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Smyth. “His insight and leadership plays an important role in the continued success of our company.”

“It’s amazing to wake up every day to meet the challenges and opportunities of our business working for such a crown jewel of a company as Greater Media,” said Knight. “I’m grateful to Peter Smyth and the Bordes family for their continued support.”

Knight has been with Greater Media since February 2002.  Prior to that, he worked as Program Director at several stations including: CBS Boston based classic rock WZLX, Saga Communications rock WNOR in Norfolk and Great American’s Active Rock WLVQ in Columbus, Ohio.  In addition, the radio veteran spent three years on air as part of the legendary WNEW-FM in New York City. Knight launched his broadcasting career at WRKI in Fairfield County, Connecticut after graduating from the University of Dayton.

 

The radio programming veteran is a member of the Council for Research Excellence (CRE), where he currently serves as the chair of the CRE Audio Committee. In addition, Knight is a member of the Nielsen Advisory Council and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) COLRAM Committee. He has also served on the programming subcommittee of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

WKLB-FM Named Among Finalists for 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards

February 2, 2016

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Greater Media is proud to announce WKLB-FM/Country 102.5 in Boston has been named among the finalists in the Major Market Station category for the 51st  Academy of Country Music Awards(ACM).

The event will take place on Sunday, April 3, 2106 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and will air on the CBS Television Network.

Criteria for the category is based on ratings, community involvement and overall sound of the station.

“We are so grateful to the ACM for this nomination,” said Greater Media Boston Vice President and Market Manager Mary Menna. “Country 102.5 has been providing great content and ratings, breaking and developing country artists and helping our community for over two decades.”

“To be recognized by our peers is thrilling,” said WKLB-FM Program Director Mike Brophey. “I’m especially excited for our staff. They bring it on every day. I’m so proud of them!”

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