Townsquare Media Inc. announced today that Ishmael Johnson will take over the role and responsibilities of Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Killeen-Temple local media cluster in addition to his current role of Market President and Chief Revenue Officer of Townsquare Lufkin.
Mr. Johnson will lead the local media team and their “Local First” strategy in Killeen-Temple, which includes New Country KUSJ 105, B106 Hip Hop and R&B (KOOC-FM), Classic Rock (KLTD-FM), R&B (KSSM-FM) and News-Talk KTEM 1400-AM. He will continue to report to Townsquare Senior Vice President Todd Lawley. “Ish made an immediate impact on the Lufkin market when he was hired over three years ago and he and his team have set the standard for performance utilizing our ‘Local First’ strategy.
I’m proud that we were able to promote Ish from within the Company and continue our successful initiative of growing the careers of our highly talented employees,” commented Mr. Lawley. “Ish will excel as the leader of our fantastic team in Killeen-Temple by employing many of the same strategies and creative solutions that made his team so successful in Lufkin.”
“I am excited to join the all-star team in Killeen-Temple. I will be surrounded by a dynamic group of people that are truly passionate about what they do and are dedicated to ‘Local First,’ the strategy that has brought our team in Lufkin such success,” said Mr. Johnson. “Going forward, we will continue to amplify the great local brands we have in the KilleenTemple market, serve our audience with relevant, local content, and serve our local advertisers with the radio and digital marketing solutions that will help propel their business.”
Townsquare COO – Local Media, Erik Hellum added, “Ish has very successfully embraced and executed the Townsquare playbook in Lufkin, and couldn’t be more deserving of additional responsibilities as he now leads our great team in Killeen Temple as well.”