Zier Heads to Air America
By Thomas Heath
Air America Media, which runs a left-of-center radio network, has named Bennett Zier, a Washington radio industry veteran, as its chief executive.
Zier, formerly of Red Zebra Broadcasting, will help expand and grow the Air America brand, which has had difficulty since its launch. The network started programming on March 31, 2004, and features discussion and information programs. Air America Media is probably best known for hosting humorist Al Franken's radio show. Franken is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota.
Zier for several years was based in the District as an executive vice president for Clear Channel Radio. Red Zebra, owned by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, broadcasts Redskins games.
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