CBS RADIO has announced it has signed veteran programmer Mike Thomas to a multi-year contract extension. Thomas will continue in his multi-platform role as Vice President of Sports Programming for CBS RADIO and Vice President of Programming for CBS RADIO Boston.
“Mike is an accomplished programming executive whose outstanding talent has led our company to success across both music and spoken word formats, which is a rare feat in our industry,” said Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO. I look forward to partnering closely with Mike for years to come on growing our Boston properties along with our industry leading sports platform coast to coast.”
“Mike continues to play a huge role in our content efforts and programming strategy, and we are delighted that he will remain in this leadership position for many years to come,” added Mark Hannon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Boston.
“I’m extremely fortunate to work with the best in the business on a day-to-day basis. I want to thank Mark Hannon, Chris Oliviero and the rest of the CBS RADIO leadership team for this great opportunity to continue in my role for years to come,” commented Mike Thomas.
As Vice President of Sports Programming for CBS RADIO, Thomas serves as an advisor to the company’s 18 dedicated sports stations in top markets across the U.S. In Boston, in his role as Vice President of Programming, Thomas has strategic oversight of the cluster’s five stations, including WBZ-AM NewsRadio 1030, MIX 104.1 (WBMX-FM), WODS-FM 103.3, WZLX-FM 100.7 Classic Rock and 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM). He also serves as program director of the latter two stations, a role he has held since 2009.
Thomas has nearly 20 years of top management experience as a radio program director. Before serving as program director for CBS RADIO Boston’s WZLX, WBCN and 98.5 The Sports Hub, Thomas was program director and midday on-air personality at KGB in San Diego, CA. Prior to that, he programmed WFBQ in Indianapolis, IN, WTUE and WXEG in Dayton, Ohio and WYMG in Springfield, IL.