Marty Hadfield, a veteran of the Pacific Northwest radio scene, has joined Clear Channel and will be director of engineering for the company’s Seattle cluster. He succeeds Ken Broeffle.
The announcement comes via the SBE Chapter 16 (Seattle) website. Hadfield has a long relationship with the chapter.
The move sends him a couple of hundred miles up the interstate. He most recently was director of engineering for Alpha Broadcasting’s Portland, Ore., operations where he oversaw significant studio facility upgrades. He has spent his broadcast engineering career in the Northwest, starting in 1976. That includes 17 years as VP of engineering for Entercom Seattle.
Of the technical and operations teams at Alpha Broadcasting, he spoke highly and said “they now have some really fine broadcasting and live performance facilities to provide enhanced creative outlets for their talents.”
He said the tech management opportunities with the Clear Channel Radio Seattle cluster “are a strong magnet for me. Their new broadcast studio facilities are beautiful and I look forward to help guide the fine-tuning of the new technical plant and to roll up my sleeves to help improve transmitter site reliability and coverage options for the stations.”