October 23, 2016 2:01 PM ET


Company Overview of Westwood One, Inc.

Company Overview

Westwood One, Inc. operates as a multi-platform provider of sports, music, news, spoken word, and digital audio content. The company’s portfolio features various brands, such as NFL, the GRAMMYs, NASH, Rdio, and more. It connects audio companies, advertisers, and audience through stations in the U.S. media markets, as well as broadcast radio affiliates and various digital channels. The company also provides advertising options through huge pop culture events, talent endorsements, local activations, first-to-market opportunities, mobile and geo-targeted programs, native brand experiences, media campaigns, custom content and stunts, and consumer insights. In addition, it delivers branded and i...

220 West 42nd Street

Candler Tower

New York, NY 10036

United States

425 Employees



Key Executives for Westwood One, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Age: 54
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 43
President of Programming
Age: 63
Chief Revenue Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Westwood One, Inc. Key Developments

Westwood One, Inc. Signs Multi-Year Partnership with Loyal Ears Digital

Westwood One, Inc. has signed a multi-year partnership with Loyal Ears Digital to bring Fantasy Free sports and entertainment games to its broadcast radio affiliates. The average fantasy player spends 9.5 hours a week constructing fantasy lineups. Westwood One's Fantasy Free package allows stations to tap into that heavily-engaged audience with FREE games that are 100% legal and that bring all the excitement that comes with fantasy gaming. The games are integrated into a station's website, with station and client branding opportunities. The Fantasy Free package allows stations to increase their digital footprint, bring in local advertisers, and find new ways for local talent to interact with listeners and give away prizes - all at no cost to the audience. There will be local and national winners every week.

Westwood One, Inc. Announces Management Changes

Westwood One, Inc. has appointed Zack Ficke as vice president, or VP, of strategic partnerships and Kelli Hurley as vice president, or VP, of national partnerships and digital activation for Midwest operations. Both are based in Chicago and report to Doug Johnston, EVP, Midwest Sales. Ficke, Hurley and Johnston are reunited, having all recently crossed over from Premiere Networks.

Westwood One, Inc. Appoints Douglas Johnston as Executive Vice President of Network Sales Division for Midwestern US

Westwood One, Inc. has appointed Douglas Johnston as executive vice president, or EVP, of network sales division for Midwestern US. Johnston will oversee revenue development and multi-platform brand integrations across all Westwood One assets, including network sales, spot sales, platform, digital, and events. Johnston is based in Chicago and reports directly to Westwood One President Steve Shaw. Prior to joining Westwood One, Johnston was the SVP, Sales, Central Region, for Premiere Networks.

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