Entercom Boston has hired Phil Zachary as their new vice president and market manager. The Entercom cluster in Boston includes WEEI(FM), WEEI(AM), WAAF(FM), WRKO(AM) and the Boston Red Sox Radio Network.
Zachary returns to Boston, the site of his first paid radio job as a part-time, on-air announcer at WAAF. Zachary, a 41-year radio veteran, began his radio career in Worcester, Mass., followed by stints in Providence, R.I., and Boston. While in Boston, Zachary served as operations manager at WITS(AM), and there his role included direct oversight of both Red Sox and Bruins play-by-play.
Most recently, Zachary served as president and chief operating officer, overseeing radio stations, networks, digital and interactive divisions and print publications for Curtis Media Group in Raleigh, N.C. Prior to joining Curtis Media in 2002, he was vice president/market manager for CBS Radio in Washington. He has held similar senior executive positions for HMW Communications and Voyager Communications in Raleigh, N.C. and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in New Orleans.
Zachary will begin at his position Oct. 21. In the meantime, the company announced they had retained the management consultant services of Joel Hollander to assist in the transition. Hollander is the former CEO of both Westwood One and CBS Radio. He will act as the Boston market manager until Zachary starts work full time.
Zachary has served as an advisor to the communications departments at Elon University, Appalachian State, High Point University and North Carolina State University. Zachary currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Radio Advertising Bureau.
Entercom Communications Corp. has a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets.