Jim Pastor, who headed WMVP AM 1000 for five years before moving up to senior vice president of ESPN Radio, is taking charge of the sports/talk station again.
According to Chicago media writer Robert Feder, under a reorganization of ESPN Audio to be announced Monday, Pastor will oversee ESPN Local, encompassing ESPN Radio 1000 and ESPNChicago.com as well as company-owned stations and websites in New York and Los Angeles. He will continue to be based in Chicago.
The role of general manager at all three stations will be eliminated in the restructuring.
Pastor had been president and general manager of ESPN Radio 1000 until 2009, when he was named senior vice president of the newly created ESPNLocal.com. At that time, John Cravens, the station’s director of sales, was named vice president and general manager.
Cravens will shift to vice president of Local Revenues, while Scott McCarthy, current general manager of KSPN in Los Angeles, will shift to vice president of Local Content. Both will report to Pastor.