Boomer Esiason Has a New Gig
“We are very happy to have somebody with Boomer’s talent and experience join Toucher & Rich each week,” said Mike Thomas, Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO Boston. “Boomer is not afraid to speak his mind, giving an honest opinion on what he sees on the football field. His contributions will be a refreshing perspective for our audience.”
Esiason was a celebrated quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. He went to the Pro Bowl four times and was the NFL MVP in 1988. Esiason is currently a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, and serves as co-host of the highly-rated “Boomer and Carton Show” on New York’s WFAN-AM/FM radio. Additionally, he calls “Monday Night Football” radio broadcasts for Westwood One.
98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 126 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WBZ-AM NewsRadio 1030, WBMX-FM MIX 104.1, WODS-FM 103.3 AMP Radio, and WZLX-FM 100.7 Boston’s Classic Rock.
iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Outdoor, one of the largest out-of-home advertising companies in the world, today announced that Orlando “Orly” Ortiz, a 28-year veteran of the company, has been promoted to senior vice president, Operations, for the company’s business in the U.S. and Canada.
In this newly created role, Ortiz is responsible for the day-to-day construction, maintenance and placement of the company’s out-of-home advertising assets in 48 of the top U.S. markets and Canada. Additionally, he will lead operational strategy for servicing iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Outdoor’s advertising clients with the diverse collection of out-of-home assets the company has developed to help brands reach their audiences, this includes the more than one thousand digital billboards the company has deployed in 38 markets.
Most recently, Ortiz, a leader within the U.S. out-of-home industry as well as to the teams he’s led, was president of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Outdoor’s Wichita and Fort Smith markets where he established a track record for growing revenue and efficiencies.
Ortiz will report to Bryan Parker, executive vice president, Real Estate/Operations. “Orly brings a rich history of experience, plus a terrific work ethic to bear in this new role,” said Parker. “Through his proven business acumen, he’s already earned the respect of his colleagues throughout the organization and his leadership in this role will help iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Outdoor to further its operational excellence, enhancing the experience for clients and making all aspects of the business more efficient.”
Ortiz’s deep experience in out-of-home with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) is hallmarked by his continuous embrace of evolving technologies and new operational methodologies that have better equipped the company to solve advertisers’ needs. During his first 18 years with the company, Ortiz was based in his hometown of Miami and held numerous positions, including; mechanic, carpenter, rotate, construction, safety director, I.T. and posting supervisor. In 2003, he was promoted to operations manager of the company’s Orlando division. He remained in this market for seven years, with his last four years dedicated to the role of a regional coordinator. In 2010, he was promoted to lead iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Outdoor’s Wichita division as president and general manager.
Michael Alexander Promoted To Senior Vice President Of International, Island Def Jam, Motown And Republic Records
Universal Music Group has promoted Michael Alexander to Senior Vice President of International, Island Def Jam, Motown and Republic Records, it was announced today by Barry Weiss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, East Coast Labels, to whom Mr. Alexander reports. UMG’s East Coast Labels include Island Def Jam, Motown and Republic Records. Formerly, Mr. Alexander served as Vice President, International, Island Def Jam. He is based in New York City.
In this expanded role, Mr. Alexander will oversee artist campaigns under the East Coast Labels umbrella, including the marketing, publicity and promotion functions outside of the US. He has worked closely on global efforts for Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, The Killers, and Fall Out Boy, among many others.
Commented Mr. Weiss, “With Mike, you have a true creative executive who thinks globally. His ability to craft intelligent international campaigns for our artists has proven to be an invaluable resource when it comes to the artist’s success around the world.”
“I’m thrilled for this incredible opportunity,” said Mr. Alexander, “and I’m excited and inspired to continue working with the most talented artists and executives in the industry. I especially want to thank Barry Weiss, Ivan Gavin, Steve Bartels, Monte Lipman,Avery Lipman, and David Massey and I look forward to even greater success in the years to come.”
Mr. Alexander has spent his entire career within the UMG family, having started as an assistant at Island Def Jam in 2005. He then spent the next 8 years working in positions of increasing responsibility until early 2012, when he was made Vice President, International for IDJ.
CBS LOCAL DIGITAL MEDIA KICKS-OFF WIDE RANGE OF PRO FOOTBALL COVERAGE
CBS Local Digital Media is lining up its special teams to bring pro football fans a variety of insightful and entertaining programming, and can’t miss analysis seven days a week during the 2013 season. Live and on-demand coverage has kicked-off on Fan Sports Live and across CBS Local websites in 24 markets nationwide.
The online websites will offer in-depth previews and analysis of every game, as well as headlines and trending storylines, blogs, live scoring, schedules, photo galleries, and stadium guides. Additionally, football fans can listen live to any of CBS RADIO’s more than two dozen all-sports stations such as WFAN-AM/FM in New York, WSCR-AM in Chicago, WBZ-FM in Boston and WXYT-FM in Detroit. Visitors to Fan Sports Live can also find the following original video series, and a complete archive of interviews and the latest shows:
Tailgate Fan – Join host Jerry Miller as he travels to a different stadium week after week in search of the best tailgate. The online video series highlights everything that happens at these pre-game rituals from the cooking, consumption and bragging about the best food and drink, to the head to head football matchups that emerge in the parking lot. New episodes are posted Wednesdays and can be watched on-demand online or on the companion Tailgate Fan mobile app for tablets and smartphones.
Player Style Files – The show for the fan who wants to know what their favorite NFL player is like off the field. From fashion to food, what they like to do in their spare time, and the cars they like to drive – no topic is off limits. Player Style Files is where audiences can get up close and personal with today’s top athletes and new entrants into the league. Check out the latest episode every Monday.
Sports Verdict – Every Thursday, you are the jury in the Sports Verdict, with WCBS-TV’s Otis Livingston as the judge of this clash of opinions by noted sports experts. Five lucky fans also get the chance to weigh in with their opinion via online video and ultimately decide who has made the better argument on the week’s hottest topic in sports.
Pre-Game Playlist – Is it Daft Punk, Robin Thicke or Jay-Z on the playlist of the NFL’s biggest stars? Find out on Fridays which artists and songs serve to excite players for practice, on game day or as they travel to their next road game.
And for those fans who think they know their football better than anyone else, the free Knockout Pool and Pro Football Challengeare just two ways they can test their knowledge each week of the season for a chance to win great prizes.