Dial Global announced today the creation of two new positions, completing the management team of its programming division.
Industry veteran Phil Barry was named Vice President/General Manager of Formats for Dial Global. Barry will oversee operations of the company’s 24-hour formats and consulting services, working in conjunction with Executive Vice President of Programming Beau Phillips and Vice President Kurt Luchs, and will report directly to Dial Global President of Programming, Kirk Stirland . Barry will manage company operations in Denver, Los Angeles and Omaha.
“Phil has distinguished himself as a real team player since our acquisition of Jones Radio, and we’re sure he’ll lend a strong guiding hand as we continue to improve and grow our formats and services,” commented Kirk Stirland .
Phil Barry, a native of Detroit, is a 28-year veteran of the network/syndication business, having previously been Group VP/General Manager for Jones Radio Networks’ Denver operation since 2000, and prior to that, the company’s VP Programming for nine years. In addition, Barry served as VP Programming for Drake-Chenault Radio Consultants and as a Programmer/Consultant at TM Programming in Dallas. Barry’s radio background includes PD and on-air stints in Phoenix and Detroit, and attended Delta College near Saginaw, MI.