CBS RADIO today announced the restructuring of its senior management structure. Effective immediately, Dan Mason, President and CEO, will assume direct oversight of CBS RADIO’s stations located in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. All other CBS RADIO stations will be overseen by Scott Herman who takes on the role of Executive Vice President, Operations. Herman has most recently served as EVP, Eastern Region, CBS RADIO.
At the same time, CBS RADIO has announced the appointment of Michael Weiss as President of Sales for the Division. Weiss currently serves as President of Sales for the CBS RADIO division of Interep, the largest independent national radio sales representative firm in the United States. Interep’s CBS RADIO Sales unit represents more than 100 stations in nearly 30 major markets, with sales offices in 11 cities. Weiss replaces Michael Kincaid who has resigned his position due to medical reasons. Kincaid will be taking on a new position within CBS that will be announced at a later date.
"This reorganization is designed to implement a streamlined chain of command moving our division toward a more fully responsive and profitable position," said Mason. "Our ratings have improved and a new head of sales will help us better monetize our recent success."
Added Mason, "Having someone of Michael’s capability and experience involved in all aspects of the sales performance at our local stations, and contributing to enhancing our relationships with national advertisers we are poised for a bright future. From Leslie Moonves on down, everyone at CBS firmly believes in the future of our business, and we look forward to further promoting the medium’s inherent strengths and capabilities."
"I’m very much looking forward to being more involved in the growth of CBS RADIO," said Weiss. "Our portfolio of stations is second to none with strong brand name recognition and tremendous listener loyalty making them very attractive choices for advertisers. We have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us to take advantage of the strength of our combined traditional and new media assets, as well as our ability to target a myriad of consumers across several locations and demographics."
Weiss joined Interep in 1984 as an Account Executive. In 1985, he was hired as the first employee of Interep’s Durpetti & Associates, and in 1986 was named Manager of Durpetti’s New York office. In 1992, he was promoted to Regional Executive of Interep’s Midwest office, overseeing Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis. Two years later, Weiss was promoted to President of Interep’s Infinity Radio Sales, overseeing a sales operation that encompassed offices across the country and a team of more than 50 salespeople.
Regional Vice Presidents Don Bouloukos and Lisa Decker will remain with the Company as Senior Vice President/Market Manager’s for New York, and Seattle and Portland, respectively. Bouloukos will also assume the role of Senior Vice President/General Manager of WFAN-AM, the nation’s leading sports station and a consistent Top 10 billing station.
"Employing the expertise of Don and Lisa in the field makes it possible for us to optimize our resources in the markets where they are most needed. Their contributions to the day to day operations of those markets will also help drive performance and cost savings, and improve our degree of internal control," said Mason.