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Clear Channel Taps Huffington Post Veteran to Oversee Digital Radio Division

Clear Channel’s media and entertainment arm tapped Brian Kaminsky to head its digital division as the executive vice president of operations.

The New York City-based hire is effect immediately and he will report to Brian Lakamp, president of digital.

Kaminsky, who previously worked as the chief operating officer and general manager of The Huffington Post, will manage the digital radio service iHeartRadio and oversee its stable of station websites.

After AOL’s $315 million acquisition of the news site in 2011, Kaminsky led the integration of the site into the media giant, helping to triple HuffPost’s revenue and users.

The shift to digital radio is perhaps, then, ironic.

Since HuffPost came under AOL’s umbrella, the mail service once known as America Online has parsed down some of its other media brands. Last week, it shuttered AOL Music — including its online radio service — and laid off all its employees.

Source: [Press Release] | Image: [LinkedIn]

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