Williams Promoted to VP of Greater Media Boston Boston
April 18, 2013
Greater Media announces Market Manager Rob Williams has been promoted to Vice President of the company’s Boston-based radio properties, including MAGIC 106.7/WMJX-FM, HOT 96.9/ WBQT-FM, Country 102.5/WKLB-FM, Radio 92.9/WBOS-FM, and 105.7 WROR-FM.
“Rob has done an outstanding job since he joined Greater Media Boston in taking the cluster to the next level,” said Peter H. Smyth, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Greater Media, Inc. “He is a brilliant strategist and respected leader. We are very proud to have him in our family.”
Williams, who joined Greater Media Boston as the Market Manager in January of 2012, is a veteran radio professional who has led some of the industry’s most successful radio stations over his career. Prior to joining the company, he served as CEO of Digital Brand Connections LLC, a company he co-founded.
Prior to that, Williams was a long time executive with Clear Channel Radio, where he led 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 US, WLTW.
He left Clear Channel Radio following that company’s sale in 2008 and became CEO of Internet radio start-up Goom Radio, a service he launched in the US in 2009.
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 of Clear Channel’s Philadelphia cluster. He was named Clear Channel Communications Executive of the Year in 2001.
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.
The radio veteran 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 with Honors from Tulane University.