People Moves 5/17

95.1 WRNS-FM Kinston New Bern Crystal LegendsDick Broadcasting Country 95.1 WRNS Kinston/New Bern NC has hired Presley Adams as afternoon host replacing the exiting Tom ‘Cadillac Jack’ Lawler. Adams, who will use the air name ‘Chase Adams’ at WRNS, joins the station from Entravision Country “101.9 The Wolf” KNTY Sacramento where he served as morning show producer.

Entercom has promoted Andi Poch to Executive Vice President of Integrated Partnerships.

Entercom today announced the appointment of Andi Poch to Executive Vice President, Integrated Partnerships. In this new role, Poch will lead strategy, creative development and execution for multiplatform, client partnerships. As part of her charge, Poch will focus on integrated solutions across audio, digital, branded content, live events and experiential partnerships. Additionally, she will be responsible for the development of new and expanded content franchises and innovative, customizable opportunities to drive national business and new revenue streams. She will continue to report to Bob Philips, Chief Revenue Officer at Entercom.

“We are excited about Andi’s new role at Entercom,” said Bob Philips. “This is a strategic shift in the way we go to market and an opportunity to leverage our national, multiplatform scale across audio, digital, social, live events and branded entertainment to offer national advertisers the innovative marketing solutions they need to connect their brands to our loyal and engaged consumer base. The additional scope will provide Andi the opportunity to expand on the terrific work she has already done for Entercom.”

“The vast assets of Entercom provide an incredible canvas for partners,” said Poch. “With our top radio stations, our extraordinary live events, award winning creative content options and our deep talent relationships in music, sports and pop culture, this role will reinforce Entercom’s ability to provide marketers with truly comprehensive, effective and exciting national, regional and local strategic integrated solutions.”

As part of the new role, Poch will partner with sales across all divisions of Entercom and will assume a leadership role with key clients and agencies. Her new role is effective immediately.

Cumulus Media has appointed Kelly Harlow as Digital Sales Manager and Local Sales Manager for its Indianapolis cluster. Harlow previously worked in the cluster as a Sales Representative from 2008-2012 and recently worked in sales for iHeartMedia Indianapolis.

Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed digital and radio sales executive Kelly Harlow as Digital Sales Manager/Local Sales Manager for Cumulus Media-Indianapolis. The appointment marks a return to Cumulus Media-Indianapolis for Harlow, who was Sales Representative for the cluster from 2008-2012. She was most recently Senior Account Executive for iHeartMedia-Indianapolis. She also served as Regional Digital Sales Specialist for iHeartMedia’s Indiana and Kentucky radio stations, and prior to that, was Account Executive for CBS Radio-Indianapolis. She holds a B.A. degree In Telecommunications-Sales from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.
Tom Stemlar Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Indianapolis, said: ““Kelly is an exceptional talent with valuable skill sets that we covet. We are super excited to have her back at Cumulus Indianapolis where she belongs.“
Sherry Anno, Director of Sales, Cumulus Media-Indianapolis, said: “We’re thrilled to have someone with Kelly’s talent and enthusiasm join our team. Her expertise will be an integral part of the continued revenue growth for our cluster.”

Harlow said: “I am thrilled to be back at Cumulus Indianapolis representing WFMS, WJJK and WYRG. The team here is amazing, the brands are strong and I am so excited to hit the ground running!”

iHeartMedia has named Lisa Ballance as Sales Manager for its St. Louis cluster as she moves from her previous position as General Sales Manager for their Nashville cluster.

iHeartMedia announced today that Lisa Ballance has been named Sales Manager for St. Louis, effective immediately. iHeartMedia St. Louis has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than seven stations.

iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Sales Manager, Ballance will be responsible for KLOU-FM, KATZ-AM, KATZ-FM and KATZ-FM HD. Lisa Balance will report to Katy Pavelonis, Senior Vice President of Sales, St. Louis Region.

“Lisa has the proven track record of success with iHeartMedia and I am thrilled to have her as an addition to our sales team. Her leadership, experience and passion for our industry made her the ideal candidate for St. Louis.’

Lisa Ballance joins the iHeartMedia St. Louis from iHeartMedia Nashville, where she most recently served as the General Sales Manager. She also served as the Market Manager for Clear Channel in Alexandria, LA and is an Illinois native.

Ballance remarks, “I am excited to start a new chapter with another iHeartMedia market, and one with such iconic brands.”

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