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Beasley Taps Smith as New Engineering Veep

He has been with Beasley for seven years and is a former Entercom employee

Beasley Media Group has promoted Regional Engineering Director/Corporate Project Manager Lamar Smith. He is now vice president of engineering. He also currently serves as VP of the Emergency Broadcast Association.

Smith has been with Beasley for seven years.

In 2014, Beasley named Smith the company’s engineer of the year; he was based in Las Vegas at the time, serving as regional engineering manager. He also won the award in 2012, when he was director of engineering for the five-station Las Vegas cluster.

“Lamar has earned this promotion with his exceptional engineering and project management skills on multiple large corporate projects,” Beasley Media Group Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering Mike Cooney said in the announcement. “I could not run this department without him and look forward to Lamar playing a bigger management role in the engineering division as the company continues to grow.

Charlotte will remain Smith’s home base, but in his new position, he will manage corporate projects throughout the US, as well as assist in overseeing the engineering staff.

Prior to his tenure at Beasley, Smith had a long stint at Entercom. In 2008, he was named director of engineering and chief engineer for the company’s three radio stations in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, he was hired as director of engineering in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., in 2000.

Beasley Media Group is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, which owns and operates 63 stations in 15 markets in the United States.