ABC ups 2 radio exex to group prez

NEW YORK — ABC promoted two longtime radio execs to the new posts of group president, each responsible for overseeing half of ABC’s major-market station group.

The new titles re-insert a layer of management between ABC Radio prexy Robert Callahan and the general managers of its 22 stations in nine markets.

John Hare, president and G.M. at WBAP-AM and KSCS-FM Dallas, will now oversee all of ABC’s radio outlets in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Detroit and Washington, D.C., while continuing, at least for now, to directly run the Dallas stations.

Mark Steinmetz, prexy and G.M. at KQRS-FM, KEGE-FM and KDIZ-AM Minneapolis, will now supervise all stations in Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Atlanta.

The changes mark a further expansion of their duties; Hare last year began overseeing the Detroit stations, while Steinmetz had already been given responsibilities for the Chicago market.

The regional manager posts had been filled under former ABC Radio president James Arcara, but were eliminated when Callahan took over the top spot in April 1996.

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