San Francisco, CA — Entercom Communications announced that Steve DiNardo has been hired as the new Vice-President and Market Manager for their San Francisco cluster. “After a nationwide search, the best choice was right in front of us,” said Weezie Kramer, Entercom’s Station Group President.
“I am proud to promote Steve DiNardo from within. Steve and the entire San Francisco team achieved market-leading results in Q4 and have set a blistering pace for 2014. Under Steve’s leadership, I know Entercom will continue to be one of the media leaders in the market,” added Kramer.
“I’m thrilled to take on the Market Manager role for Entercom in San Francisco. Our heritage brands and innovative staff make this opportunity a dream come true. Entercom’s entrepreneurial spirit and corporate resources give us everything we need to grow our audience engagement as well as the revenues that follow,” said Steve DiNardo.
DiNardo has been with Entercom since 2012, first as General Sales Manager of KOIT and then rising to Vice-President of Sales for the cluster. Prior to joining Entercom, DiNardo, who has nearly 20 years of San Francisco radio market experience, served for 15 years as a Vice President/General Manager with CBS Radio.
DiNardo was also the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Admissions for Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, and he served as President of the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Society of Television, Advertising, and Radio and the Northern California Broadcasters Association.
Entercom Communications operates four San Francisco area radio stations: 96.5 KOIT-FM; 98.5/102.1 Classic Rock KFOX; 95.7 The GAME, the Bay Area’s only FM sports station; and R&B 102.9, The New KBLX.
Known for developing unique and highly-successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism as well as the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.