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CBS Radio Taps McHale as First SVP of IT

Also renews Michael Martin’s contract as SVP of programming & music initiatives

Brian McHale

CBS Radio has named Brian McHale as senior vice president of information technology. Based in New York, he is the first person to hold that role.

McHale will be responsible for building and overseeing CBS Radio’s IT team. Additionally, he will supervise the company’s 117 radio stations across 26 markets, and digital assets. McHale will also develop security solutions to protect CBS Radio’s multiplatform products and build a structure to support the IT needs of employees at both the enterprise and local market levels, a release said.

Prior to this, McHale served as the SVP and chief information officer of American Apparel Inc. He has also worked as chief technology officer of Journal Broadcast Group. Before that, McHale served as the VP of technology for Fisher Communications.

Earlier in his career, McHale held senior level IT positions with Mobile500 Alliance, DirecTV Sports Networks, Starz Entertainment, Discovery Communications and Verizon Communications.

Also, CBS Radio has signed Michael Martin to a multiyear contract renewal as SVP of programming and music initiatives, and program director at San Francisco’s KMVQ(FM) and KLLC(FM). He also serves as CBS Radio’s Top 40 format captain. Martin is the first person to hold the position since its creation three years ago.

As the SVP of programming and music initiatives, Martin taps into his strong label and artist relationships to program live national events.

Based in San Francisco, Martin is a member of the senior leadership team within the market, serving as the program director at KMVQ and KLLC. For both stations, Martin oversees the daily music lineup, as well as local live events, including KMVQ’s Dec. 3 “Triple Ho Show.” Martin also advises the company’s top 40 stations on the hottest artists, albums and chart-topping songs of the genre.