Paul Joseph Joins Westwood One as VP/Program Operations and Content

Mark Levin Westwood OneVeteran radio and television producer Paul Joseph is joining Cumulus Media’s Westwood One in the newly created role of Vice President of Program Operations and Content.

Joseph has worked at Cumulus since 2011 in their Creative Integrated NTR & Programming department. He spent 21 years at the Clear Channel Los Angeles cluster in multiple roles including Executive Producer of the Rick Dees Morning Show and On Air with Ryan Seacrest at 102.7 KIIS-FM. He produced and directed commercials for Clear Channel Los Angeles personalities and produced ABC’s Into The Night with Rick Dees, created the Radio Music Awards on ABC and NBC, and produced the television broadcast of KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball concert.

In his new role he will “coach, consult, and train Westwood One/Cumulus hosts and producers to better engage listenership, build their brands, and drive revenue within the company’s pop music programming arena.”

Westwood One, the largest radio network in the U.S., announces the strategic hire of veteran media executive Paul Joseph in the newly created role of VP, Program Operations and Content, for its burgeoning Music and Entertainment division. Joseph will leverage his vast industry experience to coach, consult, and train Westwood One/Cumulus hosts and producers to better engage listenership, build their brands, and drive revenue within the company’s pop music programming arena. He is based in Culver City, CA and reports to Susan Stephens, SVP/GM, Music and Entertainment.

Joseph joins Westwood One from Cumulus Media, Los Angeles. Before that, he was the creator and executive producer for IMG’s The Source, where he secured IMG’s 12,000-strong roster of stars with their own radio hour on satellite radio. Among his many other high-profile gigs, Joseph was the creator and executive producer of The Radio Music Awards on ABC-TV/NBC-TV; consultant and executive producer, On Air With Ryan Seacrest at KIIS-FM/LA; executive producer, American Top 40; executive producer, Rick Dees in the Morning, KIIS-FM/LA plus the national version; producer of KIIS-FM’s Unite, Wango Tango, and Jingle Ball events; and writer/producer of Into the Night for ABC Late Night Television. He also produced and directed commercials for Clear Channel personalities and was on-air at KIIS-FM.

“There is no doubt that Paul is a star and a mentor that makes magic happen,” says Stephens. “His expertise will be invaluable to our roster of talent and producers as he works one-on-one with our team to help each person and show achieve their personal best. Investment in talent and programming is priority at Westwood One, and this strategic hire is another example of our commitment to great content and employee growth.”

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the amazing Westwood One team,” says Joseph. “Our goal is to strengthen programming and content across the platforms by using all the tremendous assets of Westwood One and Cumulus Media, including Zach Sang, the brightest young star in radio. Many thanks to Suzanne Grimes, Charles Steinhauer, Kirk Stirland, Susan Stephens, and, of course, Mike McVay for their confidence and support. Let’s Rock!”

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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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