Michelle Stevens Joins WCBS-FM/WNEW As Assistant Program Director
Former Nassau Broadcasting EVP/Programming and Connoisseur Media Director of Brand Management Michelle Stevens has joined Entercom Classic Hits 101.1 WCBS-FM and AC “New 102.7” WNEW as Assistant Program Director.
Stevens spent her entire career at Nassau moving up the ranks at CHR 97.5 WPST (later 94.5) Trenton NJ and then through Nassau corporate. When the company was broken up at a bankruptcy auction she joined Connoisseur through their 2012 acquisitions of Nassau’s Trenton and Allentown PA clusters and remained with that company until her position was eliminated in March.
Stevens fills the position held by Fabi Pimental at WNEW until her exit in March and by Dermot O’Neill at WCBS-FM serving under SVP/Programming Jim Ryan.
Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced the addition of Michelle Stevens to WCBS-FM 101.1 (WCBS-FM) and NEW 102.7 FM (WNEW-FM) in New York as Assistant Program Director, effective today.
“Michelle possesses valuable expertise in programming and talent development, and she will be a much-welcomed asset to our stations,” said Susan Larkin, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom New York. “She has a stellar track record for developing top-rated brands and we are looking forward to her contributions at two of New York’s most loved stations.”
“I am humbled and excited to join the extraordinary team at Entercom New York,” said Stevens. “My sincere gratitude to Pat Paxton [Chief Programming Officer, Entercom], Jeff Sottolano [Senior Vice President of Programming, Entercom], Susan Larkin, Jim Ryan [Senior Vice President of Programming, Entercom New York], and Mike Kaplan [Senior Vice President of Programming, Entercom, New York].”
Throughout her career, Stevens has guided more than 100 stations in over 20 markets, helping teams to achieve consistent top ratings and become market leading revenue producers. Prior to joining Entercom, Stevens served as Director of Brand Management for Connoisseur Media. She rose through the ranks at Nassau Broadcasting as Vice President, Senior Vice President and eventually Executive Vice President of Programming, where she oversaw all aspects of programming strategy, marketing and brand management, and helped create the federally trademarked franchise brand Frank FM in Portland, ME.
Stevens previously served on the Board of Directors and Chair of the New Jersey Builders Association Convention Committee and National Association of Broadcasters programming subcommittees. Stevens has been recognized as “Program Director of the Year” by Billboard, FMQB and Gavin.