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Beasley Names Knight as EVP of Strategy and Innovation

Also names NJ national sales manager, Vegas brand manager

Beasley Media Group has upped Buzz Knight to serve as executive vice president of strategy and innovation. In addition, Gregg Stiansen has been named national sales manager for Beasley Media Group New Jersey, and Kris Fisher has been named as the new brand manager at Las Vegas’ KOAS(FM) and KVGS(FM).

Knight most recently served as vice president of programming. He joined the company in November 2016, when Greater Media was sold to Beasley.

He is tasked with helping to diversify the company’s platform and executing and planning “strategic initiatives.”

“Since Buzz joined Beasley Media Group, he has been an integral part of our strategic direction and the brand management of the company,” said CEO Caroline Beasley. “His passion for innovation and new ideas will help lead us into the future.”

Gregg Stiansen most recently served as the general manager of Salem Media Group’s WFIL(AM) and WNTP(AM) in Philadelphia. He previously served as the vice president and general manager of WPST(FM), WTHK(FM), WHWH(AM), WTTM(AM) and WCHR(AM) as well as served as the senior vice president of Nassau Radio Network from 2001 to 2013.

“He is synonymous with New Jersey radio especially on the national front,” said Beasley Media Group Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager Dan Finn.

Kris Fisher most recently served as the program director at Beasley Media Group’s WHHD(HD) and WCHZ(AM/FM) in Augusta, Ga.

“After a lengthy nationwide search it is especially gratifying to be able to promote someone from within our company,” said Vice President and Market Manager Dennis Gwiazdon.

Beasley Media Group is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, which owns and operates 64 stations in 15 U.S. markets.

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