A “Leslie Report” exclusive: Marty Hadfield, vice president for engineering, is leaving Entercom Communications to become an independent consultant.
In a memo sent to employees, Entercom stated that the company is creating a new position at the vice president level, to oversee both engineering and IT functions for the company. Entercom hopes to fill that position by fall.
Hadfield, meanwhile, tells me he already has some projects lined up, both for Entercom and other companies. He believes his greatest strength lies in project management, such as new studio construction or determining the tower sites for best station coverage and seeing the project all the way through to completion.
In a statement to his six regional engineers, Hadfield wrote: “When I think back over my past 17 years with Entercom, I am most proud of the accomplishments and contributions that each of you engineers have made.
“I believe that much of Entercom’s strong market position is based on the incredible amount of hard work and commitment you have all given. Your involvement in SBE, the ARRL, energy and nature conservation, countless hours of volunteer work in local emergency planning and response in times of disaster, are excellent traditions that you should all be proud of, too.”
Hadfield is also co-chairman of the RBDS Subcommittee on the NRSC; he will remain on the committee, but he says the group will find a new co-chairman. Alan Hartle of BE’s The Radio Experience, is the other co-chair. The subcom is currently on hiatus.
Hadfield plans to stay in Seattle and says he’ll remain at the company until he wraps up current projects, likely toward the beginning of September. In the meantime, he can be reached at [email protected].