The head of Entercom’s New Orleans cluster is retiring from the industry following a decade of service as the company’s VP and Market Manager—not to mention 35 years in the radio business. Chris Claus will exit the company Aug. 31.
The company says Claus has been “an exceptional contributor to the cluster, not only for his extensive news, talk and sports experience, but also his deep ties to the community in New Orleans.” During his time with Entercom, Claus oversaw regional coverage during the post-Katrina period, during Hurricane Gustav in 2008 and throughout the Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil spill in 2010.
“Chris Claus has provided tremendous leadership to Entercom New Orleans and to the good people of Louisiana over the past 10 years,” said Deborah Kane, president of Sales with Entercom. “Chris’ engaging style of management, his unwavering professionalism and his heart has made an indelible imprint on Entercom employees and the community at large.”
Added Michael Doyle, Entercom’s Regional president, “For nearly a decade, Chris has been a leader for both our company, and for the community in New Orleans. He has been involved with our listeners, our customers and many causes that represent the best of who we want to be as broadcasters. His leadership and his personal integrity will be missed.”
And said Claus, “I am grateful for these 10 years in the New Orleans cluster working with exceptional colleagues and being a part of this great community. I had a wonderful experience and now I look forward to spending time with my family.”
Claus previously worked as VP and GM for CBS Radio outlets in San Diego, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.