Sacramento, CA – Entercom today announced that Sean Shannon, current Director of Sales for Entercom Seattle, has been promoted to become the new VP/Market Manager for Entercom Sacramento. He will take over next week for John Geary who retired after a 45-year career in radio.
Shannon, a 24-year radio veteran, has been with Entercom since 2009, and prior to that he had 8-year stints with both Clear Channel and Fisher Broadcasting. He currently teaches a marketing course at the University of Washington’s Professional and Continuing Education Department, and he obtained his MBA from the Foster School at the University of Washington in 2009.
“Our brands are unique, our ratings are formidable and we are a market leader in revenue. Entercom is in a strong position in Sacramento; my goal is to make us even stronger,” said Shannon. “I can’t wait to start working with this incredibly gifted team.”
“I am very excited for Sacramento and for Entercom to be able to promote from within and reward the solid results Sean has produced in Seattle these last four years,” said Entercom Regional President Deborah Kane. “Sean is a dynamic individual. His passion for the business, intelligence and authenticity are great fits for leading these incredible brands to the next level.”
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.
Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company is also the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets, Oakland Athletics and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012, Entercom was named by Information Week as one of the Top 500 Technology Innovators in the United States.