CBS Radio adds sports programming execs

By on Aug, 21 2014 with Comments 0

CBS RadioCBS Radio announced it is expanding its senior leadership team in charge of programming with the promotion of Mike Thomas to Vice President, Sports Programming.  The announcement was made by Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Radio.

Thomas will continue to serve as CBS Radio’s head of programming in Boston while also guiding the on-air presentation and strategic planning for 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) and 100.7 Classic Rock (WZLX-FM).  The appointment is effective immediately.

In this new role, Thomas joins Mark Chernoff in overseeing CBS Radio’s nearly 30 sports formatted stations, as well as CBS Sports Radio, with more than 300 affiliates nationwide.

Thomas has served as PD for CBS Radio Boston’s WZLX-FM since 2006 and 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) since 2009.  He has nearly 20 years of top management experience as a radio program director.  Prior to joining CBS RADIO, Thomas was Program Director as well as midday on-air personality at KGB in San Diego, Calif.  He also programmed WFBQ in Indianapolis, Ind., WTUE and WXEG in Dayton, Ohio and WYMG in Springfield, Ill.

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