Yacobush has nearly 40 years of experience in the Syracuse radio market, starting out on-air as “Rick Charles” for 1490 WOLF before transitioning into sales. Yacobush has been with stations that would eventually become the Clear Channel Syracuse cluster for the past 26 years, with 18 of those years in management.
Kevin Legrett, Clear Channel Senior VP of Operations Northeast, says “Rick’s unique ability to maximize our assets will allow us to serve the community as well as our advertisers in a multi-platform fashion.”
Current Market Manager Joel Delmonico announced last month that he will retire by the end of the year, following more than 30 years in Syracuse radio, including 21 years as market manager. Yacobush officially takes over on January 1, 2014.
Clear Channel’s Syracuse cluster includes country powerhouse WBBS B104.7 FM, top 40 WWHT Hot 107.9 FM , mainstream adult contemporary WYYY Y94 FM, urban adult contemporary WHEN Power 620 AM , and NewsRadio WSYR 570 AM / 106.9 FM.
The company also announced Wednesday GSM Barbara Miller was promoted to Director of Sales.