Market Manager – Greater Media Boston
WROR-FM, WKLB-FM, WBOS-FM, WTKK-FM and WMJX-FM
Rob Williams is the Market Manager of Greater Media’s Boston-based radio properties, including WROR-FM, WKLB-FM, WBOS-FM, WTKK-FM and WMJX-FM.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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, he 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 Mr. Williams co-founded.
He 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.
Mr. 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.
Richard D. Feinblatt
Senior Vice President, Radio – Greater Media, Inc
Market Manager – Greater Media Charlotte
WBT AM-FM & WLNK FM
Rick Feinblatt is Vice President of Radio at Greater Media, Inc and Market Manager of WBT-AM/FM and WLNK-FM Charlotte.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mr. Feinblatt entered the radio business as an Account Executive for WMMR (then owned by Metromedia). He was named General Sales Manager of the station when it was acquired by Greater Media in April 1997 and was subsequently promoted to Director of Sales for all of Greater Media Philadelphia properties (including WPEN, WMGK, WMMR and WFLN).
In January 1999, Mr. Feinblatt was named Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Philadelphia cluster. He assumed the additional responsibilities of Vice President of Radio for all of Greater Media radio properties in 2001, before moving into the position full-time in January 2004. Mr. Feinblatt was named Market Manager of WBT-AM/FM and WLNK-FM Charlotte in December 2009.
Mr. Feinblatt currently serves on the Associated Press Broadcast Advisory Board.
Greater Media Detroit
WCSX, WRIF, WMGC-FM
Steve Chessare serves as the Market Manager of Greater Media’s Detroit. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM and Detroit Sports 105.1. He most recently served as Director of Sales for Greater Media Detroit.
An accomplished veteran, prior to joining Greater Media he served as the senior vice president of sales for Westwood One Companies. Prior to that, he was the General Sales Manager of Clear Channel’s WLTW-FM in New York City and also held various positions within the CBS Radio organization that culminated in the role of Vice President/General Manager of CBS Radio Sales, the national sales division of the company’s radio division.
Chessare is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut with a B.S. in Business Management
Senior Vice President/Regional General Manager
Greater Media New Jersey
WDHA, WMTR, WWTR, WMGQ, WCTC, WRAT & WJRZ
Mr. Finn was named Vice President & Regional General Manager in 2001, when Greater Media Inc. purchased New Jersey Broadcasting Inc. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in December 2007.
Prior to working with Greater Media, he served as president and chief operating officer of New Jersey Broadcasting (WDHA-FM, WMTR-AM, WWTR-AM, WRAT-FM & WJRZ-FM). After the acquisition, Mr. Finn was given the responsibility of overseeing Greater Media’s existing heritage properties in New Jersey, WMGQ-FM and WCTC-AM, in addition to managing the former NJB stations.
He was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Broadcasters Association (NJBA) as treasurer in 2001. In 2004 & 2005, he was unanimously elected chairman of the organization.
In 2006, Mr. Finn was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Ad Club.
Mr. Finn was featured as one of New Jersey’s “Top Executives Under Forty Years Old” in the 2002 Annual “40 Under 40” issue, published by New Jersey Business Magazine.
Greater Media Philadelphia
Prior to joining Greater Media, Mr. Fullam co-founded EPG Consulting. He is the former President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Infinity Broadcasting and Senior Regional Vice President of Clear Channel Communications.
As VP/General Manager, Mr. Fullam helped to turn around WKTU, New York in 1996 and Z100, New York, in 1997. Prior to that, he served as president of Evergreen Media in Detroit, Michigan. While there, he oversaw the company’s Motor City properties including WNIC-FM and WKQI-AM.
Mr. Fullam holds a Master’s degree in Business.
Greater Media Philadelphia
Mr. Paul Blake was promoted to the position of Vice President of Sales for Greater Media Philadelphia in April 2007. Mr. Blake is responsible for overseeing the sales activities and initiatives for all of Greater Media’s Philadelphia-based properties, which include market-leading FM stations WMMR, WMGK and WBEN-FM, as well as new Smooth Jazz WJJZ-FM and Sports Radio 950 WPEN-AM.
The Philadelphia native joined Greater Media in 2002 as the General Sales Manager of WMMR-FM, and was promoted to Director of Sales for all of Greater Media’s Philadelphia stations in January 2006. Prior to joining Greater Media, Mr. Blake was the Sales Manager of Clear Channel’s WSNI-FM (now WISX) and WJJZ-FM(now WNUM) in Philadelphia.
Greater Media Publishing
General Manager / Publisher
Greater Media Newspapers
Ben S. Cannizzaro is the General Manager and Publisher of Greater Media Newspapers, a group of 10 weekly newspapers based in Freehold. Prior to joining Greater Media in 2007, he served as the Vice President of Manufacturing for New Jersey Media Group.
Mr. Cannizzaro started his newspaper career at The Herald News and News Tribune. In 1992, Ben became Transportation, Mailroom and Fleet Manager of The Record and Herald News of Hackensack. He was promoted to Production Manager in 1994 and Vice President of Manufacturing in 1997. As General Manager and Publisher, he is responsible for all departments of the weekly newspaper chain.