Next up, semi-retirement!
A five-year run for Peter Thiele as program director at Salem’s New York stations WNYM/970 AM The Answer and WMCA 570 AM is about to end–on his own terms.
“My wife and I have decided to make a lifestyle change and make the move to San Antonio, Texas.” Thiele tells Tuned In.
He plans to launch a consulting firm. His last day in New York is May 3.
The company is actively searching for Thiele’s successor.
“The Salem New York Team has been fantastic: Jerry Crowley, Phil Boyce have been very supportive,” Thiele says. “The opportunity of launching a major News/Talk station in New York City is a once in a lifetime project.”
During his tenure at WNYM, the station’s morning host, Curtis Sliwa, doubled down with an afternoon show. He also hosted a Saturday shift.
Last year, WNYM rebranded The Apple to its current version, The Answer.
Thiele worked as a program director at numerous radio stations, including a pair of San Francisco stations.
“This has been such a great experience. I would not change it for the world. Time to slow things down,” Thiele says.
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