Tuesday, February 26, 2008

**DOUG PODELL PROMOTED**


Greater Media, Inc. announced today veteran radio programmer Doug Podell has been named Director of Rock Programming of WRIF-FM and WCSX-FM in Detroit, Michigan.

In his new role, Podell will be responsible for the strategic direction and programming of both legendary rock stations. The Detroit native previously served as Program Director of WRIF-FM for the past 14 years. Prior to joining Greater Media Detroit, Podell worked as the Program Director of WNCX-FM in Cleveland, Ohio.

"I believe that it's for the overall strategic best interests of the cluster to have one person's vision and leadership directing both of our rock stations,” said Tom Bender, Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager of Greater Media Detroit. “Doug is a lifelong competitor and a man with an enviable track record of winning. He totally understands the Detroit market, and we're fortunate to have him to fill this role."

"It’s an honor to now be associated with and represent not one, but two of the greatest rock stations in the country, WRIF and WCSX," said Doug Podell. "I’d like to thank everyone at Greater Media, especially Peter Smyth, Tom Bender and Buzz Knight for the opportunity and their confidence in me."

He will begin his new position effective immediately.

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