Hubbard Radio Adds Greg Strassell to Senior Programming Team
Strassell named SVP/Programming and will join SVP/Programming Greg Solk in new role
MINNEAPOLIS SAINT PAUL, MN – June 11, 2015 – Hubbard Radio today announced that veteran programming executive, Greg Strassell, will join the company as SVP/Programming. Strassell will work in partnership with current SVP/Programming, Greg Solk, to lead the programming, brand and content strategies for Hubbard Radio’s 28 radio stations in its seven largest markets.
“We are thrilled to bring someone of Greg’s talent on to the Hubbard team,” said Drew Horowitz, President/COO of Hubbard Radio. “The combination of Greg Strassell and Greg Solk gives us one of the most dynamic programming duos in the industry. As the importance of creating entertaining and compelling content across all platforms continues to be a critical ingredient of growth, this move strengthens the company for the future.”
Strassell believes Hubbard Radio is the perfect fit for his approach to programming and content. Commented Strassell, “I am proud and excited to join Hubbard Radio, as it expands the programming department for further audience engagement and content development. It will be a pleasure to team-up with Greg Solk and the management and programmers to make great radio and the most compelling brands available, regardless of the platform.”
Strassell joins current SVP/Programming Greg Solk to lead Hubbard’s programming initiatives. “I’m so proud to work for a company that is so committed to its brands and understands the need to heavily invest in talent and programming,” commented Solk.
“As the audio entertainment landscape continues to evolve we are doubling down on our investment in the content creation areas of our business,” said Hubbard Radio Chair/CEO, Ginny Morris. “Greg’s passion for the business and his track record of success in markets across the country make him an exciting addition as we continue to maximize our broadcast and digital brands in the Hubbard markets.”
Most recently Strassell was the SVP Strategic Services, National Programming Platforms for iHeartRadio. Prior to his position at iHeartRadio, Strassell spent ten years as SVP Programming for CBS Radio.
Strassell will start his new position on June 15, 2015 and will be based in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
About Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
Started in 1923, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. is an American television and radio broadcasting corporation based in Minneapolis Saint Paul, MN that was started by Stanley E. Hubbard. Hubbard Broadcasting operates radio stations and television stations in nine states. In addition to radio and television broadcast stations, other Hubbard Broadcasting companies include the satellite and cable networks ReelzChannel (launched in 2006) and Ovation TV, F&F Productions, 2060 Digital and the Hubbard Radio Network.
Contacts: Ginny Morris (651) 642-4160
Greg Strassell (617) 529-9200
Drew Horowitz (312) 946-4710
Greg Solk (312) 946-4770