Patrick Crocker joins LRN as Executive Vice President and will work closely with CEO Steve Swick. Crocker, who’s been in radio and the 24/7 music format business for more than 30 years, moves to LRN from Westwood One.
Swick said, “In the past year and a half, we have collectively amassed over 135 years of treasured time and talent along with critical expertise in 24/7 music formats. With the addition of Pat to our growing team, we can further expand our services and are well on our way to attaining the leadership position within the 24/7 music format space. I am delighted to welcome Pat and enthusiastic about what lies ahead for LRN and our affiliated radio station partners.”
Crocker added, “LRN offers local broadcasters an exciting combination of strategic benefits that attracted me to the company. The opportunity to focus 100 percent on the small and medium market radio community, without other corporate and Wall Street distractions, is appealing and will allow me to deliver the products and services that local broadcasters need to compete and thrive in today’s environment. The association with Skyview Networks and ABC Radio is a powerhouse combination that makes it all-the-more enticing. I’m looking forward to rejoining my former colleagues who have migrated to Local Radio Networks.”