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Audacy executives step down from roles

Mike Dee, the president and CEO of sports, is transitioning to an advisor role; Tim Murphy is leaving the company at the end of April.

Mike Dee, the president and CEO of sports, is transitioning to an advisor role; Tim Murphy is leaving the company at the end of April.

The Audacy streaming radio app appears on a smartphone. (Photo by Focal Foto, Creative Commons; Graphic by The Desk)
The Audacy streaming radio app appears on a smartphone. (Photo by Focal Foto, Creative Commons; Graphic by The Desk)

Two key executives will step down from their roles at radio broadcaster Audacy this month, according to a report.

Mike Dee will resign his role as the president and CEO of Audacy’s sports division, where he oversaw the company’s push into sports betting and related programming. He joined Audacy in 2017 and will be transitioning into an advisory role with the company.

Additionally, Tim Murphy will step away from his position as Audacy’s executive vice president of corporate business development. He joined the company when it was known as Entercom nearly two decades ago; Murphy’s departure takes effect at the end of April.

The resignations were first reported last week by the industry website Radio Insight, which relied on a memo distributed by a senior Audacy executive.

Audacy has struggled to turn around its business prospects over the last few years, with the company losing 95 percent of its stock valuation over the last 12 months alone. In April 2022, one share of Audacy traded at around $3; today, the company is essentially a penny stock, with Monday’s share price hovering around 13 cents.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).