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CBS Names Sports Radio Management Team

Spitz and Chernoff join fellow WFAN alum Oliviero

CBS Radio added some pieces to its CBS Sports Radio network puzzle. The network launches in 2013.

Making the announcement. CBS Radio Senior Vice President of Programming Chris Oliviero named Eric Spitz as director of programming, CBS Sports Radio.

A release said that Spitz will have responsibility for talent development, scheduling, on-air presentation and production. He will report to Chris Oliviero, senior vice president of programming, CBS Radio who will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the sports network.

Spitz was an original employee of influential sports station WFAN(FM) from 1987. He worked his way up to program director. He also worked as VP for operations and programming for Westwood One’s Metro Traffic. At Westwood One he produced its summer Olympic coverage from 1988–2000 along with the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Also added into the mix is Mark Chernoff, operations director for WFAN. A release said, “Chernoff also is vice president, Sports Programming, CBS Radio. In this role, he guides the company’s sports radio strategy and presides over the format currently broadcast on 18 stations nationwide.”

Oliveiro noted, “Mark has been one of the principals helping to lay the foundation for CBS Sports Radio and his continued guidance will be a huge advantage as we craft programming we are confident will be of great interest to our affiliates around the country.”

Oliveiro himself worked at WFAN in the 1990s and in his later corporate management work has involved the station.