FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DIAL GLOBAL HIRES JOHN PAUL AS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COUNTRY PROGRAMMING
He will oversee the company’s country formats and 600+ affiliate stations
December 15, 2009 – New York, N.Y. Dial Global today announced the hiring of John Paul as Senior Director of Country Programming.
John Paul will based in Denver and oversee the programming of Dial Global’s four country formats. He will be responsible for managing the Program Directors of Mainstream, Country, Classic Country, True Country and serve as PD of the company’s Hot Country format.
Paul has built a successful track record as Program Director at KUPL, Portland and WYRK/WBUF, Buffalo. He has a reputation for his versatility; integrating product knowledge with branding, management, promotion and sales. This is evidenced by Radio Ink naming John “One of the Top 10 Best Program Directors in America”.
John Paul is also the Chairman for the 2010 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) and has served as a consultant to Albright & O’Malley.
John Paul commented: “I am thrilled to work for a company that values great programming and ideas as much as Dial Global. Overseeing multiple country formats and being the Sr. Director of Country Programming is a job that has always been my goal. I just bought a new winter jacket and a Broncos hat, so I'm ready for Denver!”
Beau Phillips commented “Within minutes of meeting John, we were convinced that he is one of country radio’s brightest stars. John sees the big picture and shares our passion to put the magic back into radio. We are confident that he will take our country programming to new heights.”
Programming President Kirk Stirland added “hiring a quality programmer like John Paul is another big step in Dial Global’s mission to redefine the role of a radio network. John fits in perfectly with our plan to set the bar higher for radio performance.”
John Paul replaces Jim Murphy, who resigned his position with Dial Global last week.
Dial Global is radio’s largest full-service, independent radio network, providing services to more than 6,000 radio stations nationwide. Dial Global, is the leading provider of 24/7 music formats, with broadcasting operations in Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Omaha and Nashville. The company also handles national advertising sales representation for over 200 radio programs and networks in addition to their own programs and services.