Premiere Radio Networks has announced that Rick Murray has been promoted to Vice President, Integrated Marketing and Promotions, from Director of Marketing and Brand Development for After MidNite with Blair Garner. In this newly created position, Murray will be responsible for the marketing, brand development, partnerships and promotions of Premiere’s nationally syndicated country programs – After MidNite with Blair Garner, The Big D & Bubba Show and The Crook & Chase Countdown. He will also focus on client-based program integration and marketing solutions, in addition to working closely with Clear Channel Radio Digital. Based in Nashville, Murray will report to Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Radio Networks SVP of Programming, and Beth Tepper, Premiere Radio Networks SVP Integrated Marketing and Promotions.
“I’m very excited to expand my role with Premiere and its country properties,” says Murray. “There’s an incredible opportunity to package our assets and drive benefits for advertisers, listeners, affiliates, record labels and artists. I look forward to being a part of such an exceptional team!”
“Since joining Premiere last year, Rick’s marketing expertise and creativity have been key to the continued success of After MidNite with Blair Garner,” says Leimgruber. “We’re delighted to have Rick expand his role and confident he’ll continue to drive growth and success across our country programs.”
A former Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the Country Music Association, Murray has more than 25 years of entertainment marketing and event production experience. He joined Premiere Radio Networks last year as director of marketing and brand development for After MidNite with Blair Garner. In that position he also worked closely with record labels and handled all promotions for the program. Prior to joining Premiere, Murray was President of Greylock Entertainment, a full-service integrated entertainment marketing and promotional company which worked with such clients such as the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, actor Jason Alexander, country music artist Katie Armiger and many others.