According to the company, in his new role, Rosso will oversee the radio network that includes ABC News Radio, ESPN Audio, and nine 24-hour formats. Citadel Media also distributes The Michael Baisden show, The Mark Levin show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Imus in the Morning, Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, American Country countdown with Kix Brooks and many other national programs. Citadel Media reaches 111 million listeners each week through more than 4,400 affiliate stations.
The company has added that Rosso most recently served as senior vice president of Citadel Interactive. Previously, he held positions at ABC Radio Networks including senior vice president of Affiliate Relations & Business Administration and vice president of operations. Prior to joining Citadel Broadcasting, Rosso was senior vice president of Digital Media for The Walt Disney company's ABC Radio division.
Farid Suleman, chairman and chief executive officer of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, said: “We are very pleased to have someone of John's caliber leading Citadel Media's efforts as we enter into this exciting and challenging time for the network business, John's breadth of experience and first-hand knowledge of Citadel Media's operations makes him ideally suited for this leadership role to develop and leverage new opportunities the network presents.”
John Rosso, president of Citadel Media, said: "I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead Citadel Media and look forward to collaborating with the talented team here, both on-air and behind the scenes. We will continue to build on the network's solid foundation as we bring industry-leading content to our affiliates and deliver great audiences and solutions to our advertisers."
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