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Posted by Chris Malone radio
Radio’s leading industry news source featured Chris Malone as their weekly 10 questions interviewee, check out the article, below…
Assistant Program Director / Afternoons
Market:Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point
Born:July 31st, I’m a proud Leo (that’s an oxymoron) and an ’80’s baby (watch out world)!
10 Questions with … Chris Malone
1) You were programming successfully in Raleigh and the buzz on you, the revenues, and the ratings were solid. Folks still don’t understand why the format suddenly was taken off the air; what happened?
The company re-aligned signals after a wicked ice storm last winter took down the tower of the popular and profitable Regional Mexican sister station. The station remained off-air for weeks, before the decision came down to move the Regional Mexican station back its original dial position prior to Urban AC in the interim. Although the Urban AC format was dismantled, all full-time staffers were able to remain employed with the company, which is unheard of these days. It was a great experience and we had good times in the process. I’m able rest my hat on the fact that we provided a fresh alternative to a previously uncontested Adult Urban radio market. The community feedback was positive and we wrapped with impressive numbers in a highly competitive, compressed market (we ended with a 3.4 share; 6+). A good place to move forward. Read the rest of this entry →
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