NEW YORK, NY, January 23, 2017 – Westwood One announced today that well-known music industry and network radio veteran Bryan Switzer has joined the company as Vice President/General Manager, Music & Entertainment-Country, overseeing the marketing and operations of all owned and represented Country shows.
Switzer will oversee affiliate sales, marketing, and operations for Westwood One’s NASH-branded shows, including Ty, Kelly & Chuck, NASH Nights Live, The Blair Garner Show, and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, as well as Country Countdown USA, Country’s Inside Track, Country Gold with Terri Clark, The Lia Show, Power Source Country and various Country specials and events.
“Bryan is a gem, perfectly suited to this role at Westwood One,” commented Suzanne Grimes, President of Westwood One. “His passion for the business, his deep industry relationships and his vision for the future will benefit affiliated radio stations and sponsors alike.”
From 1989 through 2000, Switzer rose from VP/National Promotion to General Manager of Atlantic Records, and then became SVP/National Promotion for Universal South Records, through 2005. From 2006 through 2014, he oversaw Nashville marketing, promotion, and affiliate sales for American Country Countdown, 24-hour formats and more for the then-ABC Radio Networks, Citadel Media, and Cumulus Media Networks. Most recently, Switzer held an executive position in JennsCo Chemical Solutions, a chemical manufacturing and distribution company.
"I never dreamed I would be back with the company I left a little over two years ago, but let me just say it’s a new day at Cumulus,” commented Switzer. “The new leadership is inspiring and empowering; I look forward to helping advance Westwood One's reputation as a leader in Country.”
Switzer will be based at the company’s NASH Campus in Nashville, and can be reached at (615) 727-6987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.