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Beasley Names New Wilmington Market Manager

99.5 WJBR Wilmington Beasley MediaBeasley Media has appointed AJ Lurie as its new VP/Market Manager for AC 99.5 WJBR Wilmington DE and Gospel 800 WTMR Camden NJ.

Lurie comes to Wilmington from Fort Myers FL where he has worked since 2007 and served as Director of Sales since 2014. He succeeds Matt Smith, who was overseeing WJBR and Beasley’s three Philadelphia AMs until the acquisition of Greater Media and hiring of Joe Bell to oversee that market.

Smith will concurrently move to Philadelphia as General Sales Manager for Sports “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN-FM, “610 Sports” WTEL, and Talk 860 WWDB.

Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) has promoted AJ Lurie to Vice President/Market Manager, in Wilmington, Delaware.
AJ has served as Director of Sales for the Ft Myers-Naples, Florida market since 2014, and began his career as an Account Executive in 2007.

“I am honored to begin working with the talented team in Wilmington,” commented AJ. “I have had the privilege of serving for more than a decade with our amazing Ft Myers cluster, which has prepared me for this next step in my career. I want to sincerely thank Bruce Beasley, Brad Beasley and everyone who showed faith in my abilities to move into this Market Manager position.”
In Wilmington, AJ will oversee 99.5 WJBR-FM, an award-winning adult contemporary station as well as 800 WTMR-AM, in Camden, New Jersey.

“We’re eager to bring AJ on board in our outstanding Wilmington market,” said President Bruce Beasley. “AJ’s absolutely prepared for this new challenge. I am confident our company will benefit from his leadership skills, passion for radio and management abilities.”

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Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) has announced the relocation of former Market Manager, Beasley Media Group, Wilmington, Delaware to Vice President & General Sales Manager of three stations in Beasley’s Philadelphia market: WPEN- FM, WTEL-AM, WWDB-AM.

A 15-year veteran Beasley employee, Matt Smith has served in various sales and leadership positions in several of Beasley Media Group’s markets from Las Vegas to Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.

Matt has always been a successful manager and an outstanding sales leader for our company,” said Beasley Media Group President Bruce Beasley. “We’re thrilled to bring Matt back to Philly!”

“I’m a proud Philadelphia sports fan, and a 97.5 The Fanatic P1! I’m thrilled to be back in the most passionate sports town in America leading a top sales team, and working with some of the top professional and collegiate sports brands in the Country” said Matt. “I am also fortunate and grateful to continue to work with the great people at 610 Sports, WTEL an ESPN affiliate, and 860 WWDB-AM. “

“I’m very impressed with the enthusiasm and management capabilities of Matt Smith,” said Philadelphia Market Manager Joe Bell. “His history with Beasley has been stellar and he will be instrumental in the continued growth of Beasley’s Philadelphia cluster!”

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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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