Citadel Syracuse's new Market Manager is coming from Albany, according to an article published Friday by the Albany Business Review. Dan Austin -- who calls Syracuse his hometown -- will begin in Syracuse on May 12.
The Biz Review article says Austin just resigned from his job at Albany Broadcasting (technically, Pamal Broadcasting). He worked there for 7 years, the last three as General Manager. According to Arbitron ratings posted at R&R, Pamal stations currently hold three of the top 5 slots in Albany, persons 12+. The Biz Review article quotes Austin as saying he's excited to return to his hometown.
In Syracuse, Citadel owns four stations: 93Q (WNTQ 93.1); 95X (WAQX 95.7); Lite Rock 105.9 (WLTI); and ESPN Radio 1260 (WNSS). The last time Arbitron released Syracuse's P12+ ratings to the public, following the Fall 2006 survey, WNTQ was the only station in the top 5.