Published on Friday, 30 March 2012 09:00
Yesterday, Cumulus Media fired WLS-AM/FM President and General Manager Michael Damsky (first reported HERE
), despite years of success for the stations and a sterling track record. This morning, the one of the reasons why was unveiled. Cumulus Media wanted Damsky's State Street corner office for its newest hire: Dave Crowl.
Dave Crowl now takes over as Regional Vice President, overseeing radio & sales operations for all Midwest Cumulus stations, including major markets like Chicago and Cincinnati. Crowl will be based in Chicago, out of Michael Damsky's now-former office. The position is effective as of April 10th.
Working with Randy Michaels, Dave Crowl was the President of Radio Division for Jacor from 1996-1999. He then worked as an upper level executive with Clear Channel, when Michaels merged the two companies. Most recently, Crowl was a Senior Vice President of Operations overseeing the Midwest region for Clear Channel, until last May, when he was one of a few executives released by the company in a restructuring move.
In a statement today, Jon Pinch, Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President of Cumulus Media, said: "I've known Dave for a number of years and have always been a huge fan. His reputation is pristine, he builds high performance sales organizations, and he balances his competitive nature with fair decisions. As our company continues to grow, it's important that we add strong regional managers like Dave to our roster. He'll be very successful at Cumulus."
Dave Crowl added to the statement, saying: "I am extremely proud and very excited to be joining Lew Dickey, John Dickey, Jon Pinch and their outstanding team at Cumulus. There is a tremendous amount of innovation and growth taking place within the company and I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to that effort."