HD Digital Radio Alliance Promotes Diane Warren to Executive Vice President
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – January 9, 2008 – The HD Digital Radio Alliance, a joint initiative of leading radio broadcasters to accelerate consumer adoption of HD Digital Radio, today announced the promotion of Diane Warren to executive vice president.
Previously senior vice president of marketing and communications, Warren has been the primary liaison for HD Radio marketing partners and was instrumental in helping to secure a number of distribution deals, including Wal-Mart and Radio Shack. She directed the Alliance’s advertising campaigns and other marketing components focused on the nationwide rollout of HD Radio broadcasts. She has also been the primary point person for the National Association of Broadcasters’ HD Radio Marketing Task Force. In her new role, Warren will expand her management of relationships with HD Radio receiver makers, radio stations and press.
“Diane is one of the most focused and dedicated executives I have worked with,” said Peter Ferrara, president and CEO of the HD Digital Radio Alliance. “Her passion for excellence is only exceeded by her enthusiasm and positive outlook. Much of the success the HD Digital Radio Alliance has garnered over the past two years is due to her hard work. I am delighted she will be taking on increased responsibilities as we move HD Radio forward.”
"The level of commitment and cooperation that’s been demonstrated by the technology, radio, consumer electronics, automotive and retail industries in launching radio into this bold, new age has been unprecedented," said Warren. "It’s been a privilege to have a seat at this table and I look forward to building on the success the Alliance and our many partners have had working together in the coming year."
A 25-year veteran of the radio industry, Warren was previously senior vice president of public affairs for Clear Channel Communications and the founder and president of RadioAE.com, the first subscription interactive Web site in the radio industry providing ideas, information and tools for radio sales professionals online. She held sales positions at Shamrock Broadcasting, Lyn Broadcasting, Greater Media and US Radio; and managed sales departments at US Radio, Dalton Group, and Atlanta CapCities/ABC, Granum, and Infinity/CBS.
About the HD Digital Radio Alliance
The HD Digital Radio Alliance is a joint initiative of leading radio broadcasters to accelerate the successful rollout of HD Digital Radio. Current members include major radio groups and independent station owners: Beasley Broadcast Group, Bonneville International, CBS Radio, Citadel Broadcasting / ABC Radio, Clear Channel Radio, Emmis Communications, Entercom, Greater Media and WBEB Philadelphia. For more information on HD Digital Radio, visit www.hdradio.com.