Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has announced the creation of a Major Markets Operating Group, which consists of four divisions under leaders who will report directly to Bob Pittman, Clear Channel’s Chairman & CEO.  Effective now, the Major Markets Operating Group will consist of four divisions led by Hartley Adkins, Executive Vice President; Tom McConnell, Executive Vice President; Kelly Kibler, Senior Vice President; and Greg Ashlock, formerly President of Clear Channel Los Angeles, who will now expand his responsibilities to become President of Clear Channel Southern California. Matt Martin will remain President of Regional Markets. “Our Major Markets Operating Group will collaborate with our local market management to oversee our entire spectrum of media and entertainment platforms in our largest and highest revenue-generating markets,” said Pittman. “This includes everything from our core broadcast radio and its strong digital platform, whose traffic has doubled in the last year, and the extremely successful iHeartRadio digital platform — to events and our expanded coordination with Clear Channel Outdoor, all of which we are increasingly mobilizing to benefit our national and local advertising partners.”

Concurrent with these changes, it was announced that Tom Schurr, President of Operations for Major Markets, has left the company. “During his tenure with us, Tom played a big role in Clear Channel becoming the media and entertainment leader it is today,” said Pittman. “I know all of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment joins me in thanking Tom for the many contributions he’s made to our company.”