CBS Philadelphia Promotes Shelly Easton To VP/Music Programming; Bobby Smith Adds WOGL PD Duties

Marilyn Russell 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia Breakfast ClubFollowing the exit of Anne Gress from her position as Program Director at Classic Hits 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia earlier this week, CBS Radio has announced a pair of promotions in the market.

Shelly Easton, Program Director of Country 92.5 WXTU, will add on the title of Vice President of Music Programming overseeing all three music stations the company owns in the market. Concurrently Bobby Smith, PD of AC “Today’s 96.5” WTDY-FM will add those duties at WOGL.

CBS RADIO Philadelphia’s Senior Vice President and Market Manager David Yadgaroff today announced the promotion of Shelly Easton to VP of Music Programming for 92.5 XTU (WXTU-FM), Today’s 96.5 (WTDY-FM) and 98.1 WOGL-FM, and the promotion of Bobby Smith to Program Director of 98.1 WOGL. Easton will remain the Program Director of WXTU in addition to her new responsibilities at WTDY and WOGL. Smith, current Program Director and on-air personality of Today’s 96.5 WTDY, will take on Program Director duties of WOGL. Both promotions are effective immediately.

“Shelly’s leadership at WXTU and across our industry makes her the ideal choice to lead the strategy and evolution of our music stations. In his expanded role, Bobby will be managing two of Philadelphia’s top-5 cuming radio stations. These are very well deserved promotions for two of Philadelphia radio’s finest,“ said Yadgaroff.

“This is an exciting opportunity and I am thrilled to work with such legendary brands and top notch talent on a daily basis,“ added Easton.

“I am elated to now be a part of the legendary brand at WOGL and excited to be joining this incredibly skilled staff,” said Smith.

In her new role, Easton will continue to program WXTU and now direct the digital, marketing and promotional strategies across WXTU, WOGL and WTDY. Bobby will continue in his role as Program Director and morning drive host at WTDY and assume the Program Director role at 98.1 WOGL.

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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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