Beasley Media has named George Toulas as its new Market Manager for its Tampa cluster.
The move marks a return to radio after a six year absence for Toulas who had been serving as CEO of Alpha Astra LLC, a franchisee of womens retailer Apricot Lane Boutiques in Raleigh and Charlotte NC that he and his wife ran until its final location was seized by the North Carolina Department of Revenue for unpaid taxes earlier this year. Toulas previously served as Senior Vice President of American Media Broadcasting, Executive VP/Operations for Chancellor Media/AMFM Inc., Executive Vice President of Salem Media where he helped launched the company’s “Fish” branded Christian AC stations, and Market Manager and EVP/Operations for Clear Channel Miami.
Toulas replaces Kent Dunn, who moved back to Beasley’s Augusta GA properties.
Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces George Toulas has been named as Market Manager of the company’s cluster of six radio stations in the Tampa, Florida market, including: WHFS-AM 1010, WPBB-FM 98.7, WLLD-FM 94.1, WQYK-FM 99.5, WRBQ-FM 104.7 and WYUU-FM 92.5.He will begin his new position on December 4, 2017.
Toulas most recently served for the past five years as the Director of Sales and Operations of Apricot Lane USA, where he was responsible for overseeing the revenue growth of the company’s Raleigh and Charlotte-based properties.
Previously, Toulas was the Executive Vice President of Operations and Sales for Clear Channel/iHeartMedia in San Antonio, Texas, where he was responsible for developing regional markets for the company. In addition, he held the positions of President and Market Manager at iHeartMedia in Miami, Director of the New Music Division at Salem Communications in Camarillo, California and Senior Vice President of American Media, Inc. in New York City.
“We are thrilled to welcome George to the Beasley Media Group family,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Beasley. “His proven track record and commitment to excellence is the perfect combination to lead our outstanding team in the Tampa market.”
“It feels really good to come back to Radio,” said Toulas. “I am excited to join Beasley Media Group in Tampa, where the cluster’s fabulous team will keep the winning tradition alive and well.”
The radio veteran received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Baltimore and is a past board member of the Radio Advertising Bureau.
He replaces Kent Dunn, who recently transferred to oversee Beasley Media Group’s Augusta-based cluster of radio stations.