Indianapolis…Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) today announced that Tom Severino, current Vice President and General Manager of Emmis’ WIBC-AM in Indianapolis, has been named Emmis-Indianapolis Market Manager.
“We did an extensive external search to make certain we had the very best candidate for the job,” Rick Cummings, President Emmis Radio, said. “I’m very pleased that Tom, a nine year Emmis veteran, turns out to be that person. His experience in the market and his natural performance drive will serve Emmis Indianapolis well.”
“I look forward to the challenge and the continued opportunity with one of America’s great broadcasting companies,” Severino said. “It is a pleasure to work with some of the best people in our industry.”
Severino has served as Vice President and General Manager of WIBC/Network Indiana/AgriAmerica Network since 1994. He previously served as Vice President/General Manager of WCKY/WIMJ in Cincinnati (1989-94); WFOG-FM in Norfolk, Virginia (1987-89); WWKX in Nashville (1986-87); and WIRE, WXTZ in Indianapolis (1979-86). He is a graduate of Murray State University, and currently teaches a senior level management course at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He was a Finalist for the Radio Wayne Awards (General Manager category) in 2001 and 2002, and ranked in the list of Top 50 General Managers in American by Radio Ink in 2001 and 2002.
Chris Woodward-Duncan, who oversaw the Emmis-Indianapolis cluster for 20 years, announced her resignation in mid-March to pursue other opportunities.
Severino, who assumes his new responsibilities immediately, will oversee operations at WENS-FM, WNOU-FM, WYXB-FM and WIBC-AM.