Chuck Williams has been named Market Manager for Emmis in Indianapolis. He takes over for Charlie Morgan, who was named interim Emmis New York Market Manager in January. Williams had been the Market Manager for Radio One in Indianapolis for the past 11 years. Prior to joining Radio One, he was a top sales executive and GM of Bonneville Chicago.
The Emmis Indianapolis cluster includes B105.7, 93 WIBC, Country 97.1 HANK FM, and 1070/107.5 The Fan as well as statewide news service Network Indiana.
“We’ve competed against Chuck throughout his career and always viewed him as a gifted, high-integrity leader uniquely positioned to build on our foundation of success in Indianapolis,” said Patrick Walsh, Emmis President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are thrilled he’s agreed to lead our team in Indianapolis. With his deep knowledge of the Indianapolis radio market and the advertisers it serves, we expect him to jump right in and assist our talented team continue to grow and prosper.”
“I couldn’t be more excited,” Williams said. “I have long been an admirer of the Emmis culture, their people, and their unfailing pride and leadership in the Industry and their communities. Thanks to Jeff Smulyan, Pat Walsh, and Rick Cummings for their vote of confidence. Thanks to Charlie Morgan for building outstanding heritage stations with very talented people. I’m looking forward to joining Tracey Bean [Vice President of Sales, Emmis Indianapolis], Bob Richards [VP/Programming, Emmis-Indianapolis], and the whole team, as well as working with, Charlie, Pat, Rick ,and everyone at Emmis.”