Joel Delmonico Retiring After 21 Years
Delmonico has worked in Syracuse radio for three decades, the last 21 as VP/Market Manager for Clear Channel. Delmonico was born and raised in Syracuse, he's a graduate of Syracuse University and he's very active in the Syracuse business community. On Friday, Delmonico announced he'll be retiring at the end of the year.
"I have had the privilege of working in a business I love, with exceptionally bright and talented people that I respect and admire. Clear Channel is a great company that has consistently worked to invent efficient and effective solutions for our partners. As a leader I've seen Clear Channel's resources improve the quality of life in the community we serve and entertain our listeners. Being able to do all of this, in the city where I grew up, surrounded by friends and family it really doesn't get better than that."
Clear Channel Senior Vice President of Operations, Kevin LeGrett said, Media and Entertainment."Joel Delmonico is a Syracuse and Central New York broadcasting legend. A true winner and leader in every sense I have both worked with and competed against Joel, and his unique ability to transform and lead his team of broadcasters is unparalleled. His influence, leadership and dedication will be missed. Clear Channel is proud of all of his accomplishments and the amazing group of radio stations, digital assets, merchandising programs, community events and broadcasters he has developed and nourished over the years. Thank you Joel for all you have accomplished and contributed to Clear Channel."
Clear Channel is beginning a search for a new Market Manager.
(11/4/2013 9:32:05 AM) |
With the announcement today of Joel Delmonico's retirement at WSYR and the Clear Channel group in Syracuse, not having the name Delmonico above the door at a prestigious New York State Broadcast station will seem strange. The photo of Joel in today's Radio Ink is a vivid reminder of his legendary Dad, Jim.
Syracuse, New York has always been Delmonico territory. Jim Delmonico unknowingly embarked on a broadcast career as head of labor relations for General Electric in Syracuse. Jim was a GE man in a GE town in every sense of the word. After all, he had been hired by Reginald Jones! It was a great favor to New York State broadcasting when Jim was tapped by GE to move to Albany to run the iconic and flagship GE Television and Radio Stations, WRGB, WGY, WGY-FM. That is where the father to son broadcast legacy began. Jim later went on to head the ownership group that bought WRGB when GE divested.
How proud Jim and his wife Margaret were when Joel decided to give up the contracting business and try his hand at radio. Jim Morley, the executive vice-president of Park City Communications, gave Joel his shot at radio sales at WSYR twenty-one years ago. It is also fitting that Clear Channel fostered Joel's growth recognizing his leadership, talent and citizenship by promoting him into the top echelon after they purchased the stations . That began the father-son legacy in Up-State New York broadcasting that came full circle with today's announcement. Just like his Dad, Joel worked his way to the very top echelon. The good news is that Jim lived long enough to bask in the light of Joel's success, and it all happened right on the Delmonico home turf of Syracuse.
Congratulations, Joel. You have made your parents, community, family and colleagues proud.
|- Gordon Hastings|
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