Cary Pahigian plans to step down as president and general manager of Hearst Television’s two Baltimore radio stations.
Dan Joerres will add those duties. He is president and general manager of WBAL(TV) and has worked as Pahigian’s collaborator on joint radio-TV initiatives, including Baltimore Ravens football.
“Joerres will oversee all of Hearst’s Baltimore operations: WBAL(TV), WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 and WIYY(FM) ‘98 ROCK’ and their associated digital properties,” the company said in its announcement.
It noted that Joerres and Pahigian have secured broadcast rights to Baltimore’s major pro sports teams including the radio rights for the Baltimore Orioles. WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 and 98 ROCK are the official radio home of the Orioles, while WBAL(TV), WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 and 98 ROCK are the official broadcast partners to the Ravens.
Pahigian joined Hearst Television from Saga Communications, where he was president and GM of a nine-station radio group in Portland, Maine. He also is former corporate vice president/operations at Sconnix Broadcasting, station manager at WBZ/Boston and operations manager at WIP/Philadelphia.
He is pursuing other professional opportunities. He was quoted by the company: “I leave Hearst with my gratitude for their support and providing me the opportunity of a lifetime.”