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Entercom Taps New HR, SVP and Names Pair of PDs

Martin Coyle joins the broadcasting company from XL Catlin

Entercom has named Martin Coyle as senior vice president of human resources. Additionally, the broadcaster named Alex Silverman as program director for KYW(AM) in Philadelphia and tapped Paul Ihander to the role of PD for KXNT(AM) and KXST(AM) in Las Vegas.

Coyle most recently served as vice president of human resources for XL Catlin’s global technology organization. Prior to that, he was VP/global head of human resources at Revitas Software and had earlier senior-level human resource roles at Genentech, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and SAP America.

Alex Silverman previously was assistant director of news and programming for sister station WCBS(AM) in New York. He joined Entercom in 2011 as an anchor for WCBS(AM). He received a 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the transportation crisis in New York, and recently helped with WCBS’ rebranding.

Silverman is currently the industry representative to the board of directors for student-run WJPZ(FM) at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. He also served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where he designed a “Social Media for Journalists” course.

Prior to joining Entercom, Paul Ihander had been assistant PD and news director for Bonneville Media in Phoenix since 2012. He has also held programming and on-air roles for former Clear Channel Radio stations in Albany, N.Y.; Pueblo, Colo.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Denver; San Antonio; and Portland, Ore.

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