Townsquare Media Appoints Mike Rich As Danbury Market President

Townsquare MediaTownsquare Media has appointed Mike Rich as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its operations in Danbury CT.

Rich will oversee Classic Rock “I95” 95.1 WRKI, Country “Kicks Country 105.5” WDBY and Sports “Sportsradio 940” WINE. He most recently served as CEO of Irish Studio and spent five years overseeing Radio One’s Interactive One from 2010-2015. Most of his career was spent at AOL in multiple management positions including Senior Vice President and General Manager AOL Music and AOL Video Studios and Director of Programming for AOL Music.

Townsquare Media, Inc. announced today that Mike Rich has joined the Company as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer of its Danbury operations. Mr. Rich will oversee the Company’s local media properties, including market leading, cross platform media brands WRKI-FM (Classic Rock i-95) and WDBY-FM (Kicks Country 105.5). He will report to Senior Vice President, Local Media, Rob Williams.

“Mike Rich has long been someone we have wanted on our team; and, fortunately for us, the Danbury opportunity was the perfect match. Mike’s extensive experience and success as a media executive in the music, radio, and digital industries will serve him well as he takes on this important local market for Townsquare,” said Mr. Williams.

Prior to joining Townsquare, Mr. Rich was the CEO of Irish Studio, a digital media company that owned and operated a portfolio of leading brands. His past experience includes executive leadership positions at Time Inc., Radio One, and AOL.

“I am honored and excited to be joining the Townsquare team,” commented Mr. Rich. “I look forward to working with the team to continue to deliver world class consumer experiences and marketing solutions for our local audiences and partners, not only with our strong radio brands across multiple platforms, but also with Townsquare Interactive and Ignite.”

Townsquare COO – Local Media, Erik Hellum added, “Our mission at Townsquare is ‘local first’, and to achieve that mission we need best of class leadership in our markets, which is why we are so excited to have Mike join our team”.

Mr. Rich is a graduate of Temple University where he earned his B. A. in Radio-Television-Film.

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