Tribune Names VP Promotions/Interactive

By: E&P Staff

Tribune Co. has appointed Tim Dukes, formerly of Wachovia Securities, as vice president/promotions for its broadcasting and interactive divisions. Dukes has been in the media business for more than 20 years holding on-air and management positions in the radio industry.

“We proudly told COO Randy Michaels that we didn’t go back to the radio well for this one — we actually got a guy from Wall Street!” Marc Chase, Tribune Interactive president, said in a statement.

Added Dukes about Chase and Sean Compton, senior vice president of programming: “I was finally in a respectable career and hoped they’d stop calling. Then they showed up in my office lobby, and like Jake and Elwood in The Blues Brothers restaurant scene, set out to embarrass me at work — tossing food into each others’ mouths, locking arms while eating shrimp cocktail, and talking in lousy French accents. I resigned on the spot just so they’d knock it off.”

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