Clear Channel Communications has named radio business veteran John Hogan as
CEO of its radio division. Hogan replaces Randy Michaels, who was removed; he will now head up a new technologies division.
Hogan has more than 20 years of experience in radio sales, station management
and corporate management. He will oversee the company's 1,200 radio
For the past year, Hogan has been Clear Channel Radio's chief operating officer,
working closely with Michaels. He assembled Clear Channel Radio's team of
senior and regional vice presidents and worked hand in hand with his team of
managers who oversee the radio operation. In that time Hogan has also overseen
the New York and Los
Hogan has been credited with improving Clear Channel Radio programming and
content, increasing revenue, controlling expenses and being good corporate
citizens. Prior to his COO position, he was a
Clear Channel Radio senior vice president, overseeing 15 regions including Los
Angeles, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas. He is a veteran
of the radio business with more than 20 years of experience in radio sales, station
management and corporate management.
"Our folks in Clear Channel Radio know John very well. This announcement will
not come as a surprise to them," said Mark Mays, president/COO, Clear Channel
Worldwide. "He has
made his mark as a leader in the Company. He is known for being disciplined, determined, focused, innovative and fair. John and his team of senior vice presidents have led their stations through change and they continue to re-invent radio — radio that gets better and better for our listeners, our advertising customers, our communities and our employees."
Clear Channel Radio, based in Cincinnati under Michaels, is relocating to company headquarters in San Antonio.
Clear Channel Radio Plans Special 9/11 Programming
Clear Channel Radio plans to use its more than 1,200 U.S. radio stations to honor
the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. At 8:45 a.m. (in each time zone) on
September 11, 2002, all Clear Channel Radio stations will pause for a special on-air
audio sequence including a two-minute memorial, "Tributes and Triumph: America's
Day of Remembrance," followed by two minutes of
silence and concluding with a special message to all Americans.
Clear Channel Radio stations will run special programming and productions throughout
the rest of the day featuring thoughts from special guests, artists, political officials,
radio personalities and other celebrities. In addition, 33 reporters and radio program
hosts from Clear Channel radio stations will be broadcasting live from Ground Zero in
New York City.
While a wide range of resources will be
available to all Clear Channel radio stations, each station will observe September 11
the way the local station management deems most appropriate for their local
audience and local communities. Stations will commemorate the event in conjunction
with their local police, fire departments, churches, elected officials and other important
Clear Channel Radio will make these audio resources available to other broadcasters
in an effort to help the radio industry join together in saluting and commemorating
"Virtually everyone in America will be remembering that tragic day a year ago," said
Clear Channel president and CEO Mark Mays. "We want to use our resources to help Americans reflect and to
help our communities heal. We think 'Tributes and
Triumph' will in some measure accomplish that with our communities and listeners.
We invite the radio industry to join us and we are
very proud to share these resources."