PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 30, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced the appointment of Chris Roth as Program Director for classic hits station 94.7 The Drive (WIAD-FM) in Washington D.C., effective immediately.
“One year into the format, we are satisfied with the station’s position but we are constantly seeking new ways to innovate and improve,” said Phil Zachary, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Washington D.C. “Chris Roth brings the vernacular and market knowledge to fine tune 94.7 The Drive to D.C.’s particular tastes. He’s uniquely suited for this role and I am excited to see him help our station excel.”
“Programming 94.7 The Drive is a dream job for me,” said Roth. “I’m passionate about the classic hits format and I’m looking forward to making it the fun destination for D.C. listening.”
In this role, Roth will work closely with Entercom classic hits format captain and sister station K-EARTH 101 (KRTH-FM) Program Director Chris Ebbott to accelerate 94.7 The Drive’s ratings growth.
Roth is a radio veteran who has spent the majority of his 20-year career in the D.C. metro area. Prior to joining Entercom, Roth held multiple programming and on-air roles for iHeartMedia, Hubbard Broadcasting, Salem Media and Red Zebra Broadcasting in Washington D.C., Curtis Media Group in Raleigh, NC and Centennial Broadcasting in Winchester, VA.
Listeners can tune in to 94.7 The Drive (WIAD-FM) in Washington D.C. on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
94.7 The Drive is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the current leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).