Greater Media has promoted Buzz Knight to Senior Vice President of Program Development.
In his role Knight will oversee content and brand strategies for the company’s 21 stations in Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Knight has been with Greater Media since 2002 and previously programmed Rock stations such as WZLX Boston, WNOR Norfolk and WLVQ Columbus.
Greater Media announces Buzz Knight has been promoted to senior vice president of Program Development.
In his role, Knight is responsible for overseeing programming development for all of Greater Media’s radio properties and collaborating with the individual stations to build winning content, digital and brand management strategies.
“Buzz has done an outstanding job overseeing our programming brands across the company over the past 14 years,” said Greater Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Smyth. “His insight and leadership plays an important role in the continued success of our company.”
“It’s amazing to wake up every day to meet the challenges and opportunities of our business working for such a crown jewel of a company as Greater Media,” said Knight. “I’m grateful to Peter Smyth and the Bordes family for their continued support.”
Knight has been with Greater Media since February 2002. Prior to that, he worked as Program Director at several stations including: CBS Boston based classic rock WZLX, Saga Communications rock WNOR in Norfolk and Great American’s Active Rock WLVQ in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, the radio veteran spent three years on air as part of the legendary WNEW-FM in New York City. Knight launched his broadcasting career at WRKI in Fairfield County, Connecticut after graduating from the University of Dayton.
The radio programming veteran is a member of the Council for Research Excellence (CRE), where he currently serves as the chair of the CRE Audio Committee. In addition, Knight is a member of the Nielsen Advisory Council and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) COLRAM Committee. He has also served on the programming subcommittee of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
Greater Media, Inc. is the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. The company also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.