Audacy Promotes Chris Ebbott to Vice President of Programming and Operations for Los Angeles Market
PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 4, 2022 – Audacy has promoted Chris Ebbott to Vice President of Programming and Operations for its Los Angeles market, effective immediately. In this role, Ebbott will oversee programming and operations strategy for 93.1 Jack FM (KCBS-FM), KNX News 97.1 FM and 1070 AM, 94.7 The Wave (KTWV-FM) and CHANNEL Q. Ebbott will continue in his roles as Audacy’s Classic Hits Format Vice President and Brand Manager of K-EARTH and San Diego sister station Sunny 98.1 (KXSN-FM).
“Chris has proven to be one of the brightest and most innovative Brand Managers in the country,” said Jeff Federman, Regional President and Market Manager, Audacy Southern California. “Promoting him to this role was a natural step for our cluster and we have full confidence in his ability to help us move our brands forward.”
“Audacy Los Angeles is home to an all-star team of brand managers,” said Ebbott. “To work with them growing and evolving some of the world’s most iconic and successful radio brands is a dream job. Thank you to Jeff Federman, Susan Larkin and Jeff Sottolono for this amazing opportunity.”
Ebbott joined the company in 2014 as Brand Manager for K-EARTH, helping to transform the legacy station into an innovation-focused brand that now consistently ranks No. 1 in its Los Angeles target demos. Under Ebbott’s leadership, K-EARTH won Marconi Awards in 2018 for Classic Hits Station of the Year and 2019 Legendary Station of the Year. In 2019, Ebbott became the company’s classic hits format vice president, positioning 12 of them in the top five within their respective 25-54 demos, and in 2020, he was elevated to Vice President of Programming. Ebbott also helped drive digital innovation for the market, including the launch of LGBTQ+ lifestyle station CHANNEL Q. Prior to joining the company, Ebbott served as a program director for Bell Media, where he led the programming and product strategy for Toronto radio stations CKFM 99.9 FM (Top 40) and CHBM Boom 97.3 (Adult Hits) along with their digital platforms. In 2013, following the merger of Bell Media and Astral Media, Ebbott served as the Program Director for the newly rebranded CKFM 99.9 Virgin Radio. From 2004 to 2010, Ebbott had a stint with CBS Radio as Operations Manager, in which he helped the newly-launched 93.1 JACK FM reach a #1 ranking in the 25-54 demo among L.A. stations within the first month.
Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).