Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Washington, D.C./Baltimore today named Dennis Lamme its new market president, effective immediately. Lamme will report to Tom Schurr, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s president of operations for Major Markets.
Lamme has been with Clear Channel for more than 15 years and joins the market from Clear Channel Philadelphia, where he has served as president and market manager since February, 2012. He also previously held senior market leadership positions within Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in the Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Albany, N.Y. markets.
He began his career in St. Joseph, Mo. over 30 years ago and since then he has held various radio management positions in California, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, New York and Nevada. Lamme has been recognized in the “Who’s Who in Advertising” and served on the Board of Directors for the New York, Missouri and Pennsylvania State Broadcast Associations.
As market president, Lamme will be responsible for all aspects of the market’s operations including all strategies, programming and sales initiatives. The station cluster includes Clear Channel Washington, D.C./Baltimore owns and operates WASH(FM), WBIG(FM), WIHT(FM), WMZQ(FM), WWDC(FM), WCAO(AM), WPOC(FM), WQSR(FM) and WZFT(FM).
Clear Channel Philadelphia has tapped Richard Lewis to fill Lamme’s shoes as market president for its six-station cluster, which consists of WDAS(FM), WIOQ(FM), WISX(FM), WRFF(FM), WUSL(FM) and WDAS(AM).
In his new role, according to a release, Lewis will leverage Clear Channel Philadelphia’s brands, audience and all assets to provide quality programming and create new revenue opportunities.
Lewis was promoted internally within the Philadelphia market, most recently serving as vice president of sales as well as a sales category captain for the retail category division. He has been in the broadcast industry since 1975, working with Clear Channel since 1992. He previously served as market manager for Clear Channel’s Harrisburg, Pa. and Allentown, Pa. markets, as well as holding the position in Philadelphia from 2001 through 2005.