Andy Bloom Joins Entercom Minneapolis As Operations Manager

Paul Douglas Jordana Green 830 WCCO MinneapolisEntercom has appointed Andy Bloom as Operations Manager of Country “Buz’n 102.9” KMNB, Variety Hits “104.1 Jack-FM” and News/Talk 830 WCCO Minneapolis.

Bloom had been running his own Media and Communications consultancy since exiting his position as OM/PD of CBS Radio’s Sports 94.1 WIP and Talk 1210 WPHT Philadelphia in 2016. Earlier in his career he served as Vice President of Programming for Greater Media and Emmis Communications’ International division, and EVP of Coleman Research.

He fills the opening created by the exit of Lauren Macleash in February.

Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced the appointment of Andy Bloom as Operations Manager for Entercom Minneapolis. In this role, Bloom will have oversight of 830 WCCO (WCCO-AM), BUZ’N @ 102.9 (KMNB-FM) and 104.1 JACK FM (KZJK-FM) effective immediately.

“Andy has a successful track record programming radio stations and we are looking forward to having him join our Twin Cities team,” said Shannon Knoepke, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Minneapolis. “He has a clear understanding of our operational vision and is skilled at implementing winning business strategies.”

“Paul Bunyan, Purple People Eaters, Prince, the ‘87 & ‘91 Twins and WCCO Radio. These are the Minnesota legends I grew up with,” said Bloom. “I am excited to go home to the Twin Cities and honored by the opportunity Shannon Knoepke, Chris Oliviero and David Field have given me to lead WCCO-AM, BUZ’N-FM and JACK-FM.”

Bloom is a seasoned radio executive who served as Operations Manager for CBS Radio Philadelphia from 2007 to 2016. During his time there, WIP-FM was named as a finalist for the “Best Sports Station” recognition by the National A

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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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