SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Channel Radio today named Jon Zellner, 43, to Senior Vice President of Programming, effective July 20. Zellner is currently Sirius XMâ€™s Senior Vice President of Music Programming. In his new role, he will work with program directors across major and mid-sized markets, reporting to Executive Vice President of Operations, Mark Kopelman.
â€œRadio has been my passion for as long as I can remember and a position like this at the leading radio company in the world is something Iâ€™ve worked toward since my start in broadcasting over 20 years ago,â€ said Zellner. â€œIâ€™m humbled by the opportunity and want to thank Mark, Tom Owens, John Hogan and all of Clear Channel Radio for making this happen. I can't wait to get started."
â€œJonâ€™s leadership and creativity are respected throughout radio,â€ said Kopelman. â€œThe stations in these 25 markets have unique audiences and tremendous opportunities, and we look forward to Jonâ€™s guidance across our AM/FM/HD2 and digital platforms.â€
At Sirius XM, Zellner oversaw programming for more than 75 channels, and previously served as XMâ€™s EVP of Programming. Before XM, Zellner held senior management positions with CBS/Infinity Broadcasting, including Vice President of Adult Top 40/Hot AC programming (overseeing stations in 17 cities) and VP of Top 40 programming (overseeing stations in 11 cities). He also spent nine years as VP of Programming for the Kansas City and Boston clusters of stations.
Zellner is a four-time winner of Billboard Magazineâ€™s Operations Manager of the Year, a three-time winner of Radio and Recordsâ€™ Program Director of the Year, FMQBâ€™s Programmer of the Year and many more. He is a graduate of Ohio University.
About Clear Channel Radio
Clear Channel Radio is a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods and cell phones and used via navigation systems from BMW, Volvo, TomTom, Garmin and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at Clear Channel Communications, Inc..
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