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Rob Cressman Joins WDRV As Program Director

Rob Cressman 97.1 The Drive WDRV Chicago iHeartMedia Indianapolis Q95Former iHeartMedia Indianapolis SVP/Programming Rob Cressman has been named Program Director at Hubbard Classic Rock “97.1 The Drive” WDRV Chicago/96.9 WWDV Zion IL.

Cressman exited his position in Indianapolis last week where he oversaw Classic Rock “Q95” 94.7 WFBQ, Alternative “Alt 103.3” WOLT and Sports 1260/97.5 WNDE. Prior to joining iHeart in 2014 he spent five years running Saga’s two Rock stations in Springfield MA.

Cressman fills the vacancy created by the exit of Curtiss Johnson last month.

January 28, 2016 WDRV-FM “The Drive” along with Hubbard Radio Chicago VP/Market Manager John Gallagher & Hubbard Radio Senior Vice President of Programming Greg Solk announced today the arrival of Rob Cressman as Program Director for the recently anointed NAB Marconi Awards Rock Station of The Year—WDRV-FM. Cressman arrives from iHeart-Media, Indianapolis where he served as Senior Vice President of Programming for WFBQ, WOLT, WNDE and WUBG for the past two years. Prior to Indianapolis, Cressman spent five years in New England

where he oversaw Programming and Operations for Saga’s WAQY and WLZX. Rob’s career includes a decade as Director of Programming for CBS Radio’s (at the time Entercom’s) WMFS – Memphis and eight years at the helm of WAVF-Charleston. Rob got his start in radio at WFVA/WBQB in his hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Cressman says, “I am thrilled to have been invited to join the incredible talents at Hubbard Radio-Chicago and The Drive. WDRV has always represented the platinum standard for Classic Rock Radio and I am anxious to uphold and amplify its legendary foundation. Many thanks to Greg Solk, John Gallagher and Fred Jacobs for finding my experience and qualifications worthy of such a distinguished honor.”

Greg Solk, Senior VP of Programming for Hubbard Radio says, “Finding the perfect programming partner for The Drive was indeed a challenge. We needed someone who understood the rich history The Drive has had in Chicago and who could balance our past achievements with the need for innovation that is vital to our future success. I’ve been a fan of Rob’s work for many years, and look forward to watching him lead The Drive’s incredibly talented staff to new heights.”

Cressman begins his new duties immediately and can be reached at [email protected]

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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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