Beasley Broadcast Group has selected Matt Smith as vice president and market manager overseeing WJBR(FM) in Wilmington, Del., and a cluster of three AM radio stations in the Philadelphia market that consist of WWDB(AM), WTMR(AM) and WTEL(AM).
Smith reports to Beasley Broadcast Group President Bruce Beasley, effective immediately.
Most recently, and following the retirement of Natalie Conner in June of 2014, Smith served as interim market manager of Beasley’s WXTU(FM) and WRDW(FM) in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he served as the director of sales for WXTU and WRDW, a position he attained in 2009.
He began his career with Beasley in 2003 as an account executive in the Beasley Broadcast Las Vegas cluster. In 2006, he was named local sales manager, an additional promotion to general sales manager occurred later that same year. By 2007, Smith was offered the opportunity to lead the sales efforts at Beasley’s WJBR(FM) in his hometown of Wilmington, Del. He joined WJBR as general sales manager and by 2009 was named director of sales for Beasley’s Philadelphia FMs.
He started his radio career at the University of Vermont’s student-run radio station WRUV(FM) in 1993. In the years following his graduation, he worked as an overnight DJ, promotions coordinator and board operator before finding his niche in sales. Before joining Beasley he enjoyed sales stints with Cox Radio in Jacksonville, Fla., and Infinity Broadcasting in Orlando and Las Vegas.