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Greg Strassel Named Hubbard SVP/Programming

Hubbard Radio Greg Strassel Vice President Programming WLOLFormer iHeartMedia and CBS Radio programming executive Greg Strassel is joining Hubbard Radio as Senior Vice President of Programming.

In his new position, which will be based in Minneapolis, Strassel will work with current SVP/Programming Greg Solk to over seeing brand and content strategies for Hubbard’s stations in Chicago, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington DC.

Strassel spent fifteen years at CBS Radio, mostly programming stations at its Boston cluster and eventually rising to Senior VP of Programming for the entire company. After exiting CBS in September 2013 he spent a year at Clear Channel as SVP/Programming before exiting last December. This marks a return to Minneapolis for Strassel as he was also the Program Director of Emmis CHR 99.5 WLOL prior to its 1992 sale to Minnesota Public Radio.

Hubbard Radio today announced that veteran programming executive, Greg Strassell, will join the company as SVP/Programming. Strassell will work in partnership with current SVP/Programming, Greg Solk, to lead the programming, brand and content strategies for Hubbard Radio’s 28 radio stations in its seven largest markets.

“We are thrilled to bring someone of Greg’s talent on to the Hubbard team,” said Drew Horowitz, President/COO of Hubbard Radio. “The combination of Greg Strassell and Greg Solk gives us one of the most dynamic programming duos in the industry. As the importance of creating entertaining and compelling content across all platforms continues to be a critical ingredient of growth, this move strengthens the company for the future.”

Strassell believes Hubbard Radio is the perfect fit for his approach to programming and content.

Commented Strassell, “I am proud and excited to join Hubbard Radio, as it expands the programming department for further audience engagement and content development. It will be a pleasure to team-up with Greg Solk and the management and programmers to make great radio and the most compelling brands available, regardless of the platform.”

Strassell joins current SVP/Programming Greg Solk to lead Hubbard’s programming initiatives. “I’m so proud to work for a company that is so committed to its brands and understands the need to heavily invest in talent and programming,” commented Solk.

“As the audio entertainment landscape continues to evolve we are doubling down on our investment in the content creation areas of our business,” said Hubbard Radio Chair/CEO, Ginny Morris. “Greg’s passion for the business and his track record of success in markets across the country make him an exciting addition as we continue to maximize our broadcast and digital brands in the Hubbard markets.”

Most recently Strassell was the SVP Strategic Services, National Programming Platforms for iHeartRadio. Prior to his position at iHeartRadio, Strassell spent ten years as SVP Programming for CBS Radio.

Strassell will start his new position on June 15, 2015 and will be based in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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