Audacy, the parent of podcast studios Cadence13, Pineapple Street and 2400Sports, has promoted Tim Clarke to Senior VP of Digital Audio Content on the company’s digital team. He will be responsible for audio content across the Audacy digital platform, including working with the leaders of each podcast studio.
“Tim is a rising star in our industry and we’re excited to add his talents and capabilities to our digital business,” said J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer at Audacy. “He brings rich experience leading content and consumer strategies that we trust will enable him to help us further elevate our mission of delivering dynamic digital audio content through a listener-friendly platform every day,” he said in the announcement.
Audacy says Clarke will focus on the strategy and execution for new exclusive and original content for the platform and will have oversight of Audacy’s new exclusive digital music stations. He will also be responsible for the digital audio experiences of Audacy’s portfolio of broadcast stations, local and national station affiliates, and podcast partners.
Clarke joined Audacy in March as Market Manager of the company’s six-station cluster. He previously served as Vice President of Content and Audience for Cox Media Group. Prior to that, Clarke was Senior Director of Digital Audience, where he was responsible for digital content, audience and product strategy for Cox’s radio stations. Other positions with Cox Media Group included Director of Branding and Programming for radio stations in Tampa, Jacksonville, and Long Island.
“I am truly honored to join our industry-leading digital and content teams as we build the future of audio with Audacy,” said Clarke in a statement.
The other key players on Audacy’s corporate digital team include Pam Russo, Executive VP/General Manager of the Audacy digital platform; and John Pacino, Executive VP of Product. They also work closely with Executive VP/Head of Programming Jeff Sottolano.
Audacy also announced it has hired Mike Thomas to fill Clarke’s Market Manager position in Boston. He joins from Good Karma Brands, where he served as Market Manager of its “ESPN Chicago 1000 AM” since December 2019. Thomas earlier worked as the Brand Manager for Audacy-owned“98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM in Boston from 2017 to 2019.