(September 30, 2016) When Brady Farkas was promoted to Assistant Program Director at 104.5 The Team in Albany, NY in January, he discovered a passion for radio programming. Now, he is the new Program Director of ESPN 101.3 in Burlington, VT.
Among other things, Farkas is writing and producing promos, writing liners and imaging, working with sales and clients, creating promotions, creating, overseeing and appearing at station events and remotes, and co-producing a local afternoon talk show.
“I have had a lot of opportunity on the air over the last year and now I get an opportunity to focus more on management skills, forming relationships and am able to help bring about continued great radio to a great market,” Farkas says. “We carry all four major New England sports on our FM and AM station, so that is a big thing for us. Furthermore, Burlington is a great market in terms of professional and local sports fans.”
Programming has been of interest to Farkas since he was promoted to Assistant PD in Albany 10 months ago. “I realized that I like helping to build up the entire station rather than just one show. I love being on the air, but I will take even greater pride in helping put out a great product across all of our dayparts.”
Farkas’ new gig also includes a nightly talk show from 6 to 7 pm. “Hosting is a small-part of the job, but it’s one that I’ll relish,” he says.
The move to Burlington comes after Farkas spent two and-a-half years in Albany, first as a producer and on-air contributor. He graduated cum laude in 2012 from Oswego State University in New York.
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