Pugh joins CBS from San Francisco where he most recently served as Regional Vice President for Veritone Media. He has previous market management experience for Clear Channel in San Francisco, Detroit and Washington DC and worked in Phoenix as GM of then Jacor’s 104.7 KZZP. He will oversee Classic Hits 94.5 KOOL-FM, CHR “Live 101.5” KZON and Country 107.9 KMLE.
Pugh is the brother of sportscaster Dan Patrick. He succeeds Tim Pohlman who was transferred to Chicago earlier this month.
Dave Pugh has been named Senior Vice President/Market Manager and Director of Sales of CBS RADIO Phoenix, it was announced today by Scott Herman, Chief Operating Officer, CBS RADIO. Pugh, who will report to Herman, will manage the operations and sales of the market’s stations, including KMLE-FM (Country), KOOL-FM (Classic Hits) and KZON-FM (Top 40). The appointment is effective immediately.
Pugh succeeds Tim Pohlman, who was recently appointed Senior Vice President and Market Manager of the division’s stations in Chicago.
“Dave has an established track record of driving revenue, developing sales strategies and cultivating client relationships, which is evident through his impressive career and outstanding reputation,” said Herman. “His leadership skills, along with his extensive knowledge of digital will greatly benefit our Phoenix stations. We are thrilled to have Dave join the CBS RADIO team in this key position.”
Prior to joining CBS RADIO, Pugh was Regional Vice President of Veritone Media in San Francisco since 2014, where he developed, grew and nurtured new clients for the tech startup. Veritone Media provides integrated cross-media ad solutions for advertisers, broadcasters and publishers by utilizing various media platforms including radio, streaming, podcasting, television and YouTube.
He previously ran his own consulting firm from 2013-2014, focusing on providing non-traditional revenue streams for various companies. From 2011-2013, Pugh was co-founder and Senior Vice President of Magic Ruby, an application development, infrastructure and advertising network for the second screen industry. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles with iHeartMedia in multiple markets, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Detroit.
Pugh received his degree in communications and marketing from the University of Dayton.