June, 18, 2020 (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — SummitMedia announced today Randy Chase has been named Senior Vice President of Programming. Chase joins the leadership team of the Company and will oversee all Country music stations. Randy will report to Bill Tanner, Executive Vice President, Programming.
Carl Parmer, SummitMedia Chairman/CEO stated “Randy’s experience across all formats and his passion to serve our listeners make him an excellent addition to our team. His ability to innovate in our industry and drive consumer engagement are attributes we are particularly excited about.”
Tanner added, “we are very pleased for Randy to join us and confident his experience will enhance our ability to serve our audience”.
Chase is a consumer-focused, results-driven media professional with more than 30 years of strategic leadership experience in the media industry. For the past seven years, he served as the Vice President of Radio, leading strategic direction for Educational Media Foundation. Prior to EMF, he led national country branding and programming for Cox Media Group.
“The opportunity to join SummitMedia and its leadership team is a privilege,” Chase said. “I’m excited to get back to my Country roots and partner with the programming team to grow the Summit brands to real powerhouses in their markets.”
Chase will be based in Knoxville, Tennessee and in addition to responsibility for overseeing all the Company’s Country music stations, he will program 100.3 The Wolf (WCYQ).
SummitMedia LLC is an intergrated broadcasting, digital media, direct marketing and events company.