“Alex’s experience and insights are invaluable as we continue to build multichannel digital platforms for WBLS and Hot 97,” said Patrick Walsh, President and Chief Operating Officer, Emmis Communications and MediaCo Holding. “There simply is not anyone like him in our industry and I’m pleased that with this move to CTO we can count on Alex being an important part of our leadership team in the coming years.”
Roman joined Emmis as Director of Integrated Technologies for its New York radio cluster in 2011. He has been a broadcast engineer for more than 24 years, starting his career in California with roles in Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles. His previous positions in New York City have included Chief Engineer of WKTU-FM and Director of Engineering for Citadel Broadcasting.
He has led several projects to modernize facilities for WQHT / WBLS / WLIB including development of new digital media production space and upgrade of the studio plant to Audio over IP. Roman and his technology team also oversaw the reconstruction of the WQHT / WBLS Empire State Building transmitter facility and implementation of a new auxiliary transmitter site on 4 Times Square.