Mulligan, Engineer Turned Executive, Among Retirees at Buckley

Longtime WOR Vice President and General Manager Bob Bruno said he will retire at the end of the year after almost 30 years at the station.
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Longtime WOR Vice President and General Manager Bob Bruno said he will retire at the end of the year after almost 30 years at the station. Also retiring at the end of the year is Wayne Mulligan.

Bruno began his career as an air personality in 1965. He joined WNEW(AM) in New York as program director in 1975 and moved across town to WOR(AM) in the same capacity in 1978. He was promoted to VP/GM in 1988 by RKO Radio and has held that position since Buckley Radio acquired WOR in 1989.

Buckley Radio hasn’t named a successor yet.

Wayne Mulligan is an engineer turned company executive. He’s spent 38 years at WDRC and Buckley’s other Connecticut stations, and leaves with the title vice president and GM.

Mulligan began his career at WDRC in 1964 as an engineer. In 1966 he moved to WTIC as studio engineer and in 1972 was appointed chief engineer at WDRC. He was promoted to station manager in 1989 and has held the position of general manager since 1991.

Eric Fahnoe will assume the position of VP/GM of the five Buckley Broadcasting Connecticut stations.

Additionally, Jerry Crowley was appointed to vice president and general manager of New York’s WOR Radio 710 HD, effective January 1, 2008.

Crowley has been with WOR for 13 years, most recently as vice president and director of sales for WOR and the WOR Radio Network. Prior to that, he was a sales manager in New York for WCBS(AM), WAXQ(FM), WNCN(FM), The New York Daily News and Lamaze Publishing.

Jennifer Buckley was promoted to director of sales and Gregory Bilotta to local sales manager.

Buckley began her career in sales with WOR after graduating from Boston College seven years ago and most recently was the station’s local sales manager. Bilotta has been with WOR for the past seven years, most recently serving as national sales manager and events manager.

As noted in this week’s “The Leslie Report,” company VP/Corporate Director of Engineering Tom Ray will have more technical oversight responsibilities come January. He will be responsible for not only the technical operation of WOR and The WOR Radio Networks in New York, but also WDRC, WDRC(FM), WMMW, WWCO and WSNG in Hartford, Meriden, Waterbury and Torrington, respectively; and WSEN, WSEN(FM) and WFBL in Baldwinsville/Syracuse.

Frank Bolognino, formerly of WBBR(AM) in NYC, will start as chief engineer of WOR on Jan. 2.

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