Changes at WAMO, Woodson named new general sales manager

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After announcing a new general manager less than one year ago, WAMO 100, Pittsburgh’s only urban formatted radio station, is without an official general manager once again. Gary Gunter, who took on the position of general manager in May 2013 after Laura Varner Norman was fired in March of the same year, has left WAMO and accepted the position of Vice President/General Manager of Radio One St. Louis stations WHHL-FM and WFUN-FM.

As of now, Tim Martz, of Martz Communication, the owner of WAMO 100, will be the interim general manager until a new one is found, which is a decision, he said, will be made over the next couple of months.

“We have a great staff and have made some promotions internally,” said Martz. “I anticipate that we will not miss a beat.”

Those new promotions include Jamal Woodson being named general sales manager and Stephanie Baker being named director of sales.
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Former WAMO GM Gary Gunter 

“Gary Gunter did a lot of good things while he was here. We are going to miss him,” said Woodson.

Woodson, who was formerly senior sales executive at WAMO 100, has been with the “new” WAMO since it began in June 2011 and was with the “old” WAMO, WAMO 106.7 FM, from 2002 until its abrupt fade to black in 2009.  Baker, who was formerly senior account executive, has been there since 2012.

Woodson said, together they will be taking on a lot of Gunter’s responsibilities and that their “goals are to increase WAMO’s revenue and its awareness in the community.”

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