Sottolano Named CBS Radio Dir. Of Programming
In 2012, Sottolano was named one of Radio Ink's Rising Stars. Today he becomes part of the CBS Radio corprate team. Executive Vice President of Programming Chris Oliviero named Sottolano the Director of Programming for the company. Sottolano will move to New York City; currently he's the PD at WIP-AM/FM in Philadelphia. Oliviero said “Jeff has consistently and successfully answered every challenge he’s faced during his career at CBS Radio. With such diverse format experience and a respected reputation, both in and outside our company, I have no doubt he is ready to tackle this exciting and critical next chapter.”
Sottolano will support program directors in 27 major markets to further drive ratings growth at CBS RADIO’s 126 stations. He will focus on identifying and recruiting on-air talent, both established and up-and-coming, as well as seek out new format opportunities. A 2012 Radio Ink Rising Star, Sottolano began working with CBS Radio in 2001 when he joined WZNE-FM in Rochester, N.Y. as an intern. He was named Promotions Director in 2002, and two years later was promoted to Program Director/On-Air Personality where he helped lead the station through significant programming updates that resulted in ratings increases.