Posted On: July 19, 2011
Media Organization: Merlin Media - WXPR
Merlin Media was formed to acquire and operate radio stations through a partnership between Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR and Emmis Communications, a diversified media company focused on radio broadcasting. With GTCR's resources and Emmis Communications' expertise in radio operations, the company begins with a base of three stations – two in Chicago and one in New York – and intends to develop a network of radio stations across the country.
Merlin Media LLC (www.merlinmediallc.com) was formed in June 2011 by leading private equity firm GTCR in partnership with Emmis Communications (NasdaqGS:EMMS - News), a diversified media company, and Randy Michaels for the purpose of acquiring and operating media assets. Merlin Media has signed definitive documentation with Emmis Communications to purchase WKQX-FM (101.1 MHz, Chicago, IL), WLUP-FM (97.9 MHz, Chicago, IL) and WRXP-FM (101.9 MHz, New York, NY).
This position is available immediately. We are seeking young reporters who are fearless. They will be reporting 'hard news', not features. They must GO where the story is.
This will be for a new radio station under Emmis Communications in New York City. Please contact Liz Aiello. LAiello@merlinmediallc.com
Please contact Liz Aiello. LAiello@merlinmediallc.com