Rob Williams Named Boston Market Manager
January 30, 2012
Greater Media announces Rob Williams has been named as the new Market Manager of Greater Media’s Boston-based radio properties, including WROR-FM, WKLB-FM, WBOS-FM, WTKK-FM and WMJX-FM. He will begin his new position on February 6th, 2012.
“Rob is the perfect choice to lead the Greater Media Boston team,” said Peter H. Smyth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Greater Media, Inc. “His wealth of knowledge and outstanding track record speaks for itself. We are thrilled to welcome him to our family.”
“I have long admired Peter Smyth and Greater Media,” said Williams. “I am excited to lead the Boston team, which has a well-deserved reputation in the market for the strength of its people and stations. I can’t wait to start!”
Williams is a veteran radio professional who has led some of the industry’s most successful radio stations over his career. He was a long time executive with Clear Channel Radio, where he was responsible for the company’s largest region by revenue (29 markets including major markets New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston), and later served as President and Market Manager for Clear Channel’s industry-leading New York City stations, among them the legendary Z100 and perennial highest-billing radio station in the U.S., WLTW.
Williams joined Clear Channel Radio with its acquisition of AMFM, Inc. in 2000 and was promoted to Clear Channel’s Senior Management Team in 2001 following his success as Market Manager in Philadelphia. Following the company’s sale in 2008, 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.
Williams began his career as an account executive and advanced through a variety of radio sales and management positions in markets including Buffalo, NY; Charleston, SC; Hartford-New Haven, CT; Philadelphia, PA; and New York, NY.
Williams truly grew up in the industry. His late father, Bob Williams, was a respected broadcaster who owned several radio stations. Williams started his own radio career after graduating from Tulane University.