Beasley Media Group announces Sarah Weaver has been promoted to Program Director at WKML 95.7 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Weaver began her radio career in 2013 at KMVN in Anchorage, AK before joining Beasley Fayetteville in 2016 as the Midday Personality on WKML. She was named Co-Host of the Big Wake Up morning show in August of 2017 and assumed the Music Director and Assistant Program Director duties shortly thereafter.
“Sarah has worked hard for this promotion and I’m so happy that she has accepted the position of program director at the legendary 95-7 WKML,” said Tee Gentry, Beasley Media Group Vice President of Brand Strategies and Regional Operations Manager of the company’s Augusta and Fayetteville radio clusters. “Sarah has a strong passion for local radio and country music. I can’t wait to cheer her on as she does great things with Beasley Media Group!”
Beasley Media Group announces Jim Antes has returned to Beasley Media Group as Station Manager of WJBR-FM in Wilmington, Delaware and as Web Presence Director on behalf of the company’s Philadelphia and Wilmington-based properties.
Antes most recently spent the past three years serving as the Market President and Content Officer at Townsquare Media in Monmouth-Ocean County, New Jersey. Previously, he worked as the General Sales Manager of Beasley Media Group’s legendary rock station, WMMR-FM, for 14 years.
The veteran sales leader will replace Marta DeLisi, who will transition back to Philadelphia as an Account Executive for WXTU-FM, WMMR-FM, WMGK-FM, and BEN-FM. DeLisi was named the Radio Wayne Awards “Sales Manager/Director of the Year” (1-2 stations) in 2022.
“I could not be more excited to rejoin the Beasley Media Group family in Wilmington and Philadelphia,” said Antes. “I am extremely thankful for this opportunity and the opportunity to work again with these heritage radio brands and talented people in both markets. In addition, I am eager to continue to help Beasley execute their digital strategy and provide our clients with integrated marketing solutions.”
“As sorry as we were to see Jim leave three years ago, we’re more excited about his return,” said Beasley Media Group Vice President and Market Manager Joe Bell. “During his previous time with us, Jim’s leadership helped to drive revenue and build incredible sales teams as well as create relationships inside and outside our company that propelled the Philly cluster to exceptional success. We’re ecstatic to welcome him back to our Philly family and our incredible team of leaders!”
Beasley Media Group announces Rick Thomas has been named as the new Brand Manager of the company’s Tampa-based radio cluster, including WLLD-FM, WQYK-FM, WRBQ-FM, WYUU-FM, WPBB-FM and WHFS-AM. In addition, he will serve as program director of WQYK-FM in Tampa. Thomas will officially begin his new position on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing all the stations in the cluster as well as programming WQYK-FM.
Thomas most recently served as the national format leader and day to day Program Director at Summit Media’s WWST-FM in Knoxville. Prior to that, he worked as the Program Director and Operations Manager for Cox’s Tampa-based radio cluster and CBS radio, where he had multi-format wins in both New York and Los Angeles.
“After an extensive nationwide search, it’s a pleasure to welcome Rick to the Beasley Tampa team,” said Beasley Media Group Chief Content Officer Justin Chase. “With Rick’s track record of success and experience in Tampa, not to mention the positive history he has with our Market Manager, I believe QYK is in good hands.”
“Having an opportunity to return to Tampa, make a difference for a company I’ve greatly admired and reunite with my New York City partner, Ron DeCastro, is a dream come true,” said Thomas. “I am thrilled to curate and lead the legendary 995 QYK into the future. We have amazing talent in the building, and I am super excited to be a resource to them and help grow our cluster.”
“I am excited to once again get the chance to work with Rick Thomas,” said Beasley Media Group Tampa Vice President and Market Manager Ron deCastro. “Rick is one of the best Programming minds and Culture builder and I look forward to teaming up again with him in Tampa.”
Suzanne Carroll has been named General Sales Manager of the company’s Charlotte-based properties, including WSOC-FM, WKQC-FM, WPEG-GM, WBAV-FM, WNKS-FM and WBCN-AM. She officially began her new position on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Carroll most recently served on the Sales Acceleration Team with Audacy’s Corporate Sales team. Previously, she worked as a sales manager at CBS Radio, Entercom as well as Audacy’s radio clusters in Chicago, Baltimore, and Virginia Beach.
In her new role, Carroll will be responsible for overseeing the sales efforts on behalf of Beasley’s Charlotte-based radio properties.
“I am so excited to be joining the incredible Beasley Media Charlotte sales team,” said Carroll. “The individual Account Execs are knowledgeable and have the drive to WIN! Along with Rob, Tom, and Mac, I am confident together, we will all accomplish some very exciting sales goals in 2023 and BEYOND! “
“We are so excited to have Suzanne join our team in Charlotte,” said Director of Sales, Rob Whitehead. “Suzanne brings an amazing amount of experience and knowledge from the Media industry. She has had an extensive career including roles as Account Executive, National Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, and Director of New business and Digital development. Suzanne’s career path has taken her to major markets including Baltimore and Chicago. We look forward to her continued success!”
“Suzanne is a proven winner who brings both broad view and targeted local market experience to our strong team of Account Executives in the market,” said Beasley Media Group Charlotte and Detroit Vice President and Market Manager Mac Edwards. “Her abilities in leadership, team building, goal achievement, and client relations make her the ideal choice to partner with Rob and DSM Tom Neeley on our Sales Leadership Team.”
Beasley Media Group announces Digital Program Director, “Cody” Blaine Jackson, has been named the co-host on Kicks 99’s Wake Up Krew with Dub and Cody morning show in Augusta, Georgia. She officially began her new role on WKXC-FM on January 3, 2023.
Jackson, who has been with the company since 2021, will join Bryan “Dub” Axelson in the morning on WKXC while maintaining her role as Digital Program Director on behalf of the cluster.
“Blaine has become an incredible member of the team here at Beasley Augusta as Digital Program Director,” said Tee Gentry, Beasley Media Group vice president of Brand Strategies and regional operations manager of the company’s Augusta and Fayetteville radio clusters. “When we found out her dream was to be on a morning show, this was a no brainer!”