Ben Taylor Joins the Company as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer in Rochester/Preston, MN
Rochester/Preston, MN – December 16, 2019 – Townsquare Media Inc. announced today that Ben Taylor has joined the Company as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Rochester/Preston local media cluster. Mr. Taylor will lead the local media team in Rochester/Preston which includes KROC-FM, KROC-AM, KDOC-FM, KWWK-FM, KYBA-FM, KDCZ-FM, KOLM-AM, KFIL-AM, KFIL-FM and KFNL-FM. He will report to Townsquare
Regional Vice President Kelly Quinn.
“Ben’s vast experience in radio and digital, both on-air and in sales, combined with his leadership experience as a coach and volunteer firefighter make him an ideal fit to lead our team in Rochester/Preston,” commented Mr. Quinn. “We’re poised for a strong 2020, building on the growth we had in 2019, with incredible on-air ratings and digital content, and by continuing our ‘Local First’ focus.”
“I’m beyond blessed to have the opportunity to lead the great team already in place at Townsquare Media Rochester/Preston,” said Mr. Taylor. “I’m excited to work with all of our local advertising partners and learn more about their needs and challenges so that we can provide the best marketing solutions to help their business grow.”
Townsquare Media, COO – Local Media, Erik Hellum added, “Ben is a rising star in our business, has built and led best of class sales teams and understands how we can use the incredible assets we have at Townsquare to meet the needs of our clients. I couldn’t be happier that Ben will be working with our very talented Rochester/Preston team. Previously this position had been combined with oversight of the Faribault/Owatonna market, and I am excited that we will be hiring a dedicated Market President for Faribault/Owatonna so our team has the leadership and focus it deserves.”
Prior to joining Townsquare, Mr. Taylor was Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia in Minneapolis and President of Lions Gate Marketing, also in Minneapolis.
About Townsquare Media, Inc.
Townsquare is a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on being the premier local advertising and marketing solutions platform in small and mid sized markets across the U.S. Our assets include 321 radio stations and more than 330 local websites in 67 U.S. markets, a digital marketing solutions company (Townsquare Interactive) serving approximately 18,150 small to medium sized businesses, a proprietary digital programmatic advertising platform (Townsquare Ignite) and approximately 200 live events each year. Our brands include local media assets such as WYRK, KLAQ, K2 and NJ101.5; iconic local and regional events such as WYRK’s Taste of Country, the Boise Music Festival, the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival and Taste of Fort Collins; and leading tastemaker music and entertainment websites such as XXLmag.com, TasteofCountry.com and Loudwire.com. For more information, please visit www.townsquaremedia.com, www.townsquareinteractive.com, and www.townsquareignite.com.
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