10 AOL Staffers Jump To Radio Web Site

Reuters, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:54 PM
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Former AOL Media President Bill Wilson has snagged 10 of his former colleagues to join Townsquare Media, the venture that develops sites for local radio stations. Wilson, who serves as Townsquare Media's executive vice president and chief digital officer, said the company has relaunched over 30 digital sites for local radio stations and plans to redo all of the company's 171 radio station digital properties by the first quarter of 2011.

The Townsquare announcement is timely in that AOL has been in the news lately reportedly trying to figure out a way to combine with Yahoo. One latest path to marriage: AOL is exploring a breakup, that could including dumping its dying but still lucrative dial up business and combining the rest of the company with Yahoo. Some of the hires include: Sun Sachs joins as vice president, product design and engineering. At AOL, he was vice president design and product for AOL Media; Jared Willig is vice president digital strategy and op. At AOL, he was VP/GM of Moviefone, AOL TV and PopEaster; and Pete Schiecke joins as director, digital media from AOL where he was a programming director at AOL Radio.

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