Application director Joe Zarbano leaves WEEI just after 14 years

WEEI and plan director Joe Zarbano have parted strategies.

Zarbano, who commenced at the sports activities radio station as an intern in 2007 and rose to the placement of software director in July 2016, announced he was leaving in a organization-vast memo Friday afternoon.

“After cautious assumed and consideration, the time has occur for me to pursue new worries and action absent from WEEI,” he wrote.

“In May of 2007, I walked into 20 Visitor St. to get started an internship that I was so enthusiastic about I could not sleep the night time in advance of. Minor did I know, it was the commencing of a 14-yr journey that would guide me to some of the most challenging but satisfying a long time of my lifestyle.”

Mark Hannon, the regional president and sector supervisor for Entercom Boston, WEEI’s dad or mum firm, also issued a organization-extensive assertion.

“After many ongoing discussions with Joe about his career, long term advancement and about WEEI as a brand name, I have recognized his resignation,” wrote Hannon, noting Zarbano’s “tireless efforts” in his task and in his purpose with the station’s annual Jimmy Fund Radiothon fund-raiser.

WEEI won the Marconi Award for Athletics Station of the Yr in 2018, but in the latest a long time the station has struggled in the Nielsen ratings as opposed with its competitiveness in the Boston market, 98.5 The Sports activities Hub.

In the most modern rankings period, The Sports Hub was initial in the marketplace in the males 25-54 demographic, whilst WEEI was a distant fourth.

Achieved by way of electronic mail, Zarbano declined further comment.

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