PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 26, 2019 – Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced that Ken Lagana has been appointed to the newly created role of Executive Vice President of Digital Sales, effective September 10. In this role, Lagana will lead sales strategy for the company’s large and rapidly growing digital business, including RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States, and its newest podcast acquisitions Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Studios. Lagana will report into J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer and Bob Philips, Chief Revenue Officer.
“I have known Ken a long time and have immense respect for the large digital businesses he’s helped build,” said J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer, Entercom. “Ken has an incredible reputation in the industry for creating innovative programs at scale that solve challenges for marketers. We’re excited to welcome him to the team as we continue to help shape the rapidly-growing digital audio marketplace.”
“This is an exciting moment of growth for Entercom and we welcome Ken to the team,” said Bob Philips, Chief Revenue Officer, Entercom. “Ken has an impressive background at leading digital media organizations and we’re pleased he is joining us in optimizing the customer experience and driving growth.”
“I am extremely excited to join the Entercom team and further build on the incredible success of RADIO.COM,” said Lagana. “I am even more excited about the recent acquisitions of Pineapple Street and Cadence 13 – two amazing digital audio brands in their own right. We are seeing a massive resurgence by major brand advertisers who are taking advantage of the power of spoken word and streaming digital audio. RADIO.COM is incredibly well positioned to deliver the targeted reach, scale and efficiency that these advertisers have come to expect from digital platforms.”
Lagana joins Entercom from Megaphone, the leading provider of breakthrough podcast technology for publishers and advertisers, where he was Head of Sales and Marketing. He played a key role in developing and promoting Megaphone Targeted Marketplace (MTM), the company’s game-changing advertiser-driven targeting and measurement solution. Prior to joining Megaphone, Lagana was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for CBS Digital Media. In this role, Lagana oversaw revenue generation and integrated marketing for the company’s entertainment, news and sports properties globally. His media career spans over 20 years and also includes sales and management positions at Turner Broadcasting and planning and strategy roles at Grey Advertising.
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).