MONTREAL, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral Radio, a division of Astral
Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A ACM.B), announces today the appointment of Mario
Cecchini to the position of Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing.
Mr. Cecchini will lead the sales and marketing team for Astral's 83
radio stations across the country.
"I am particularly pleased to welcome Mario into the great Astral
family. He has a remarkable track record and an in-depth knowledge of
the radio and media industry across Canada. Mario enjoys an exceptional
reputation in the industry," stated Jacques Parisien, President of
Astral Radio and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
"I am very excited to join one of the country's largest media companies
and am particularly delighted to continue working in radio. Our
industry is undergoing important transformations and the emergence of
new technologies and platforms offer us unique growth opportunities,"
said Mario Cecchini.
Mario Cecchini cumulates over 25 years of experience in the media
industry having previously held several senior management positions at
Telemedia, TQS and Zoom Media. Until recently, he was Vice-President,
Corus Québec. Mr. Cecchini's nomination will be effective March 14,
Astral Radio is part of the Astral family. Astral is one of Canada's largest media
companies. It operates over 100 of the country's most popular pay and
specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital media
properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the
country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets
the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about
Astral, visit astral.com.
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