For the second time in one week, Entercom has changed market mangers, replacing a veteran that joined the company via its merger with CBS Radio. This time it’s Steve Swenson, a longtime CBS Radio manager, who ran the Washington, DC cluster since June 2011 and spent nearly 13 years with all news sisters “NewsRadio880” WCBS and WINS (1010) in New York.
Replacing Swenson in DC is Phil Zachary, who will continue in his post as Hartford market manager while Entercom searches for his replacement in Hartford.
When Entercom picked its team of leaders for the merged company in early November, it went with Mark Hannon from CBS Radio to run the combined CBS-Entercom Boston cluster. Hannon also added regional oversight of Buffalo, Washington, DC and Wilkes-Barre. That sent Zachary to Hartford, where he also looked after Providence and Springfield. Now Zachary will return to a top 10 market.
The change in DC follows a similar move last week in Pittsburgh, where CBS Radio vet Michael Young exited and Michael Spacciapolli is now serving in the position on an interim basis, as a search is underway for Young’s successor.
Swenson worked a combined 30 years for CBS Radio, starting as news director for WINS in 1985 before programming the station for nine years. His first VP/GM post came at then- Bonneville owned WTOP Washington (1996-1998), before he returned to New York for CBS for 13 years as VP/GM of WCBS, eventually adding WINS to his oversight. Swenson transferred to Washington in 2011 when CBS launched a new all-news station to challenge WTOP.