Westwood One has announced the strategic hire of Tim Sabean in the newly created role of SVP/Digital Content, effective today.
In this position, Sabean is responsible for talent discovery, content partnership development, and audience growth strategies to engage listenership and drive monetization, particularly in the fast-growing podcast space. He is based in New York City, reporting directly to Suzanne Grimes, EVP Corporate Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One.
Tim joins Westwood One from SiriusXM Radio, where he served as SVP for the Howard Stern Channels for 10 years and was responsible for the development and growth of the wildly- successful audio entertainment channels. Tim also held the title of SVP, Comedy and Entertainment, where he was involved in all aspects of SiriusXM Radio’s rich offering serving over 30 million subscribers. Tim’s extensive radio career includes managing both AM and FM rock, oldies, news/talk, and sports formats. As VP/Rock Programming at Infinity Broadcasting, Tim supervised programming for WYSP-FM/Philadelphia, WBCN-FM/Boston, WRKZ-FM/Pittsburgh, KUFO-FM/Portland, KRSX-FM/San Antonio, WAZU-FM/Columbus, and WXRK-FM/New York.
“Westwood One dominates the network landscape with the ultimate combination of massive scale, promotional power, extensive national and local sales teams, a highly sought-after roster of talent, and world class audio production capabilities,” said Suzanne Grimes. “Now, Tim joins the team with his energy and passion, unparalleled relationships and vast experience, and we are poised to explode in this space.”
Sabean said, “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Westwood One family. As the largest radio network in the U.S., we are the destination for new talent opportunities and creative endeavors reaching a quarter of a billion listeners each week. I’m eager to work with Suzanne Grimes and the rest of the Westwood One team to deliver engaging and entertaining programming to our audiences as we build a unique and powerful digital experience.”