Audacy Promotes Drew Anderssen to Format Vice President of News/Talk Formats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 18, 2023 – Audacy has elevated Drew Anderssen to Format Vice President to lead brand and format strategy and execution for the company’s News/Talk portfolio. He will continue to serve as Brand Manager of Newsradio 1080 KRLD (KRLD-AM) in Dallas.
“Drew is an experienced leader with bold ideas for the future of the News/Talk format,” Jeff Sottolano, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, Audacy. “With his proven expertise, we are confident that Drew will lead the way in shaping our brand and format strategy, delivering exceptional content and driving continued success for our local brands and our digital platforms.”
“I’m so thankful for the incredible opportunity to be a greater part of the best spoken word portfolio of brands in America,” said Anderssen. “Thank you, David Field, Susan Larkin, Jeff Sottolano, Dave Richards, Brian Purdy and the entire Audacy Leadership team.”
Anderssen is a veteran news, talk, and sports radio programmer with a track record of performance successes. He joined the Audacy Dallas team in May 2022 as NewsRadio 1080 KRLD and Texas State Networks Brand Manager. Before joining Audacy, Anderssen spent 24 years working with Cox Media Group in multiple formats and locations, most recently serving as the national News/Talk and Sports Format Leader and Brand Manager of 95.5 WSB in Atlanta. He also previously served as Operations Manager in Orlando for multiple stations and as Brand Manager for News 96.5 WDBO and ESPN 580. He also served as Operations Manager of News 102.3 KRMG in Tulsa.
Anderssen has led teams to countless coveted National Association of Broadcasters Awards, including Marconis, Service to America and Crystals, and the National Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTDNA. He’s helped multiple local radio hosts achieve Hall of Fame success and become Gracie Award winners. Under his leadership, his stations have won countless awards from state broadcasters associations, the Associated Press, and the RTDNA.
Audacy, Inc. 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), X (@AudacyCorp), LinkedIn (@Audacy-Inc) and Threads (@AudacyCorp).