Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., proudly announces the promotion of Todd Alan to Vice President, Affiliate Sales, Music & Entertainment from Director, Affiliate Sales. In his new role, Alan will manage and develop the company’s station relationships and distribution partnerships across its music and entertainment programming, including Westwood One Backstage live marquee events and radio row activations. Alan is based in New York City and reports to Stuart Greenblatt, SVP, Affiliate Sales.
In addition, Westwood One has hired affiliate sales specialist Julie Bell as Director, Affiliate Sales, Music & Entertainment. Bell takes over Alan’s previous responsibilities, reporting directly to him.
Alan and Bell are highly accomplished radio industry veterans with years of affiliate sales expertise and client relationship finesse. Alan has spent 16 years at Westwood One, with affiliate sales experience in Entertainment and Talk programming. He also spent two years as a Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Programming for Focus 360, LLC, where he was instrumental in expanding their mobile division and developing partnerships for the Classic Rock Society of America. Prior to Westwood One, he served as Director of Affiliate Marketing for LAUNCH Media and Affiliate Sales Manager for OnRadio.
Bell comes to Westwood One from United Stations, where she spent 20 years as Regional Director, Affiliate Relations. She also served as National Director, Content & Affiliate Relations at Superadio and as Director of Client Services and Research Manager for Vallie-Richards Consulting. In addition, Bell was Account Executive/Product Manager for Broadcast Investment Analysts (BIA), a database software program for radio and television stations. Earlier in her career, Bell was a Research Director at WBMW-FM in Fairfax, VA.
“I’m thrilled that Todd will take command of our Music and Entertainment division here at Westwood One,” said Greenblatt. “I’ve worked closely with him for many years and know him to be one of the best in the business, with solid industry relationships and impressive sales expertise. I’m also delighted to welcome Julie Bell to our Music & Entertainment team. Her 20 years’ experience selling entertainment programs make her the perfect person to round out our team, along with Westwood One veteran Neal Weiner. Together they will showcase our best-in-class lineup to stations all across the country.”
Alan said, “I am truly excited to lead the Music & Entertainment team at Westwood One and to provide exclusive and exceptional programming, services, and live event experiences for our affiliates. A special shout-out and Grade A Extra Large thanks to Stuart Greenblatt and Charles Steinhauer for this incredible opportunity.”
“I am humbled to be asked to join such a prestigious team of professionals,” said Bell. “Stuart and Todd have excellent reputations in this industry and I’m honored to contribute to the Westwood One Entertainment Team’s already well-established success. I look forward to what we will accomplish together!”