Westwood One

Seasoned Affiliate and Marketing Rep to Work with NASH Brands and Country Stations

NEW YORK, October 7, 2015 —Veteran station rep Karen DeFriez will be joining Westwood One as an Affiliate Sales Manager responsible for clearances and on-air maintenance for the company’s Country properties, including the NASH entertainment brand programming platforms–America’s Morning Show, NASH Nights Live, Kickin’ it with Kix, and American Country Countdown. DeFriez is based in Nashville and reports to Donny Walker, Senior Director, Affiliate Sales.

Prior to joining Westwood One, DeFriez spent nearly 17 years as an Affiliate Sales Director for Premiere Networks. While at Premiere she also served as a Project Manager on several longform shows and as an Affiliate Sales Trainer who mentored new hires. For six years before that, DeFriez was an on-air host and Promotions Director for Nashville’s WJXA/WRMX. She also spent time as a Record Rep for Tandem Promotions in Nashville and as a Midday Host/Music Director for WAYZ-FM in Waynesboro, PA.

Dennis Green, Westwood One’s SVP, Affiliate Sales, said, “We considers ourselves lucky to have an exceptional pro like Karen on our team as we continue to grow and develop more NASH affiliates. She has extensive contacts in markets from coast to coast, and her expertise will help us to deliver outstanding service to our stations.”

DeFriez added, “Westwood One is home to some of the brightest media talent in the Country format and I’m thrilled and excited to be on the team that Dennis and Donny have created. I’m especially looking forward to working closely with the NASH brand and promoting its assets to stations across the U.S.”

DeFriez can be reached at kdefriez@westwoodone.com.

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