Just one day after announcing his exit from CBS Radio following a 15-year stint, Greg Strassell has landed at Clear Channel.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has appointed Strassell to senior VP of programming. He reports to CCM+E president of operations for regional markets Matt Martin. As he did at CBS, Strassell will lead programming initiatives for Clear Channel's 850 radio stations nationwide.
"Greg has a proven track record of successfully leading winning teams and programming world-class radio stations throughout the country," Martin said in a statement. "He is a passionate and skilled programmer that will be a great asset to the world-class Clear Channel Media and Entertainment programming team."
That track record includes overseeing format changes at CBS, including the addition of a second mainstream top 40 station in such markets as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston. Prior to CBS, Strassell served as VP of product development and programming for American Radio Systems. He also launched and programmed WBMX, Mix 98.5 (now Mix 104.1), WZLX and WODS in Boston, WLOL in Minneapolis-St. Paul and WROK/WZOK in Rockford, Ill.
During his time at WBMX, the station and Strassell won awards for "Station Of The Year" and "Program Director of the Year." In 2012 and 2013, Strassell was awarded "Corporate Senior Programmer of the Year" at the Worldwide Radio Summit.
"Clear Channel is doing some very exciting initiatives and is where the best and brightest want to be," Strassell in a statement. "I’m looking forward to joining the programming team to contribute to future growth and ideas, and make very compelling and memorable radio along the way."