Emmis Communications will promote company veteran Taja Graham to become president of its important Indianapolis radio market on March 1.
She’ll succeed Bob Richards.
Graham is currently VP of sales. The company said Richards recommended Graham for the role and that he will pursue other career interests after a transition period.
In the market, Emmis owns news/talk WIBC(FM), adult contemporary WYXB(FM) “B105,” country WLHK(FM) “Hank FM,” the multi-signal sports/talk “The Fan,” and Network Indiana.
Graham has been with Emmis for 22 years in a variety of radio sales and promotions leadership roles. She is a graduate of the Radio Advertising Bureau’s Mentoring and Inspiring Woman in Radio (MIW) Rising Through the Ranks program.
The change was announced by Chairman and CEO Jeff Smulyan.
Bob Richards has also been an executive with Cumulus and Susquehanna. Smulyan commended him for his successes with revenue and ratings at Emmis Indianapolis.