Entercom Sacramento Operations Manager and Vice President of Programming Jim Fox is transferring to Dallas as Vice President of Music Programming and Program Director of Variety Hits “100.3 Jack-FM” KJKK and Alternative “Alt 103.7” KVIL.
Fox has been with Entercom Sacramento since 2003 where he also programmed Alternative “Radio 94.7” KKDO and Rock “98 Rock” 98.5 KRXQ. He will begin in Dallas on December 21, while wrapping up his duties in Sacramento at the end of the year.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) today announced the appointment of Jim Fox as Vice President of Music Programming for the Dallas-Fort Worth cluster effective December 21, 2017. Fox joined Entercom Sacramento in 2003 and will continue in his current role as Vice President of Programming in the Sacramento cluster until the end of the year. In addition, Jim will serve as Program Director for KJKK, JACK FM and KVIL ALT 103.7, which launched its Alternative format under Jim’s direction in Dallas on November 17, 2017.
“Jim has guided the alternative format for RADIO 94.7 and 98 Rock to exceptional ratings performance in Sacramento,” said Brian Purdy, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Dallas-Fort Worth. “We can count on him for outstanding leadership, strategy, ideas, operation, coaching and partnership.”
Lance Richard, Entercom Sacramento’s Vice President and Market Manager, announced to staff, “Jim has been an incredible leader here in Sacramento for over 14 years and has been a big part of our success. Under his leadership we have built a portfolio of radio brands that has put us in the enviable position to dominate almost every demographic group. Jim’s impact hasn’t just been limited to just ratings success. Countless employees from programming, to promotions, to engineering, to traffic, to creative, to sales have been impacted by Jim’s coaching and have grown into true radio professionals.”
“It’s an underestimation to say that this is an exciting time to be a part of Entercom,” commented Jim Fox. “I’m honored and extremely proud to have the good fortune to leave one incredibly successful Entercom cluster to join another incredibly successful Entercom cluster in Dallas under the leadership of Regional President and Market Manger, Brian Purdy.”
The announcement comes shortly after Entercom’s successful merger with CBS Radio Inc. to create a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the top two radio broadcasters in the country. Entercom is now the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. With a nationwide footprint of 235 stations, Entercom will engage over 100 million people weekly with a premier collection of highly-rated, award-winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events.