(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Premiere Radio Networks' John Weber has been promoted to vice president, network programs and services from senior director of programming operations. Weber is based in New York City and will continue to report to Jennifer Leimgruber, senior vice president of network programs and services.
Weber will continue to oversee all program production at Premiere Radio's New York studios and produce the yearly Country Music Association (CMA) Awards and the CMA Music Festival events. With the promotion, he will manage all aspects of "After Hours with Glenn Hollis," "Ben and Brian's Big Top 20 Countdown," "Audio Clipboard," the newly re-launched "Premiere Plug and Play Imaging Services" and other programs and services.
"John has shown extraordinary dedication in making our shows, services, and events the best in our industry," said Leimgruber.
Weber started his career in radio in 1978 at News/Talk WWDB/Philadelphia as the executive producer. In 1983, he moved to rival WCAU in the same capacity and was promoted to operations manager in 1985. In 1990 WCAU became oldies WOGL-AM, and Weber became operations manager for both WOGL and sister oldies station WOGL-FM. In 1994, he converted WOGL-AM to all-sports WGMP. He joined MJI Broadcasting in 1996 as director of programming operations where he developed systems of delivery and distribution for all of the company's programs. When MJI was acquired by Premiere Radio in 1999, Weber became the director of programming operations, promoted to senior director of operations in 2003. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen