Bonneville Seattle Revamps Local Sales & Programming Management Duties

97.3 KIRO-FM Seattle BonnevilleBonneville Media Seattle has announced a number of position title changes along with the exit of Ryan Maguire as Director of News and Programming with the elimination of his position.

710 ESPN” KIRO Program Director/morning host Mike Salk rises to Director of Programming for the cluster while APD Bryan Buckalew rises to Program Director for News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM. KIRO-FM/KTTH Sales Manager Tina Sorenson will take on leadership of all digital content and revenue as Director of Digital, with 710 KIRO Sales Manager Cathy Cangiano taking over all radio sales operations as Director of Sales.

Ryan Maguire had joined Bonneville Seattle in February 2018 after programming Sports 560 WQAM Miami and “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh for CBS Radio and 610 KCSP Kansas City and 1250 WSSP Milwaukee for Entercom.

Bonneville Seattle Media Group has announced an organizational restructure on Tuesday, August 20, which will take effect on Monday, August 26, 2019.

Four new directors have been selected to lead in the following areas:

  • Mike Salk, from 710 ESPN Seatlle Program Director to Director of Programming overseeing KIRO Radio, 710 ESPN Seattle, and AM 770 KTTH radio products
  • Tina Sorenson, from KIRO/KTTH Sales Manager to Director of Digital, managing both content and revenue for the Bonnesville Seattle digital properties
  • Cathy Cangiano, from 710 ESPN Seattle Sales Manager to Director of Sales for KIRO Radio, 710 ESPN Seattle, AM 770 KTTH, and Seattle Mariners radio
  • Allison Lichtbach, from Controller to Director of Finance, managing the Business and Operations departments.
  • Marin Brustuen continues to serve in the Human Resources Business Partner role.

    “These are proven leaders within our organization who are ready for their challenging assignments,” said Bonneville Seattle Media Group VP/Market Manager Dave Pridemore.

    “They are innovative and prepared to provide guidance as we look to the future of our dynamic and far reaching audio and digital products. This new structure ensures our success in 2020 and beyond and elevates our daily focus on our digital business which is imperative, as Bonneville Seattle is well positioned in this space to generate significant audience growth and to deliver solid ROI to our clients.”

    Current Bonneville Seattle Media Group Managers with expanded responsibilities include Bryan Buckalew as the KIRO Program Director, Colleen O’Brien as KIRO Managing News Editor and Ethan Kelly as Sales Manager for KIRO and KTTH.

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