NEW YORK, NY – November 8, 2018 – Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., today announced the hiring of affiliate sales veteran Debbie Brand as Manager of Affiliate Sales, Country. It’s a happy homecoming for Brand, who worked at Westwood One as an Affiliate Relations Manager back in the mid-1990’s. She replaces Tim Closson and reports to Bryan Switzer, VP/GM of Music & Entertainment – Country.

Brand has more than 25 years of Affiliate Sales experience and was most recently with United Stations for many years as its Regional Director of Affiliate Relations. In addition to her prior experience at Westwood One, she also worked at Unistar Radio Networks and WMZQ Radio and WMOD Radio in Washington, DC.

“After 20 plus years of honing my craft in Affiliate Relations, it is an absolute honor to be asked to return to Westwood One as a member of the Affiliate Sales Team,” said Brand. “The Westwood One team is loaded with some of the best and most talented people in the business.”

Switzer added, “We’re extremely fortunate to have someone with Debbie’s resume joining the Westwood Affiliate sales team. Her experience is a tremendous asset to making sure radio stations all over the country know about our star-studded roster of Country shows and specials.”

Stations can reach Debbie Brand at or (703) 569-1000.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio broadcast network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit

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