Entercom News/Talk 680 WRKO Boston has promoted Michael Czarnecki to Program Director.
Czarnecki joined WRKO as OM/APD in September 2015. He previously has programmed iHeartMedia Country “Kix 100.9” WRNX Springfield MA and Bicoastal Media CHR “107.5 Kiss-FM” KIFS Medford OR. He has also worked as a part-time on-air host at WAAF, WFNX, and WBMX in Boston.
Entercom has announced that Michael Czarnecki has been elevated to program director of WRKO in Boston. He assumes the role after spending the last 15 months as assistant program director and operations manager of the heritage news and talk station. Previously he was assistant program director at iHeart Media’s WHYN-FM and WRNX-FM in Springfield, MA. He’s also held on-air and programming positions in Boston, Hartford, Medford, OR and Manchester, NH.
“I’m absolutely thrilled,” said Czarnecki. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to be a part of revitalizing the heritage brand that is WRKO, and this is just the beginning. Special thank you to Phil Zachary, and to Entercom, for having faith in me, and giving me the guidance and tools needed to get here.”
Entercom Boston VP/Market Manager Phil Zachary said the timing isn’t coincidental noting, “Michael tweaked the station’s line-up and groomed our entire air staff to be at peak performance for this election cycle. We’re now reaping the benefits of his coaching and vision as new cume flocks to WRKO every day. This promotion is well deserved and overdue.”
Czarnecki grew up in Connecticut and has spent most of his career in and around the Boston area. The promotion is effective immediately.