- Entercom New England
Julie Kahn was recently promoted to Senior Vice President for New England for Entercom Communications. Previously, Julie was Vice President and New England Market Manager where she managed seven stations for Entercom including sports radio WEEI, WAAF-FM, Mike 93.7FM, and talk radio WRKO. WEEI carries the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics games as well as exclusive New England Patriots' programming. She also presides over Entercom's New England-wide syndication of WEEI and Howie Carr- the only such syndication of regional content in American radio.
Julie received her BA from the University of Michigan in English Literature and a JD/MBA from Northwestern University. But instead of practicing law, Julie began a career in radio sales at Chicago's WGN- the radio home of the Cubs and the Bears. Julie moved to San Francisco in 1984 where she became the General Manager of the legendary KSAN, which was the #1 biller in America for three years during her tenure. In 1994 Julie moved over to Susquehanna radio cluster where she became Vice President and Director of Sales. While there, in 1999, she was recognized by Radio Ink Magazine as the Vice President/Director of Sales of the Year. Julie's San Francisco stations covered the Oakland Raiders, the Oakland A's, the Golden State Warriors, the San Jose Sharks, and the SF 49ers and Giants.
In 2000, Julie moved to Boston to become Vice President/ General Manager of Entercom Boston's FM stations. In early 2004 she was given responsibility for all of Entercom's Boston properties, including WEEI, making her one the country's only female general managers in sports radio. In her first year, she led the station to unprecedented success. WEEI received the "Station of the Year Award" at the Sports Radio Awards and was nominated for a National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for "Major Market Station of the Year". Also in that year, newly acquired 103.7FM in Providence RI began broadcasting WEEI content. In 2006, WEEI won two Marconi awards for "Large Market Station of the Year" and for "Sports Station of the Year". Also in 2006, WVEI-FM Springfield was added to her responsibilities as Entercom expanded WEEI's footprint to western Massachusetts and Julie assumed her current role as VP/New England Market Manager. In 2007, building off of the success of Providence and Springfield, Julie presided over a first-of-its-kind expansion of regional content as both WEEI and Howie Carr became syndicated across 11 stations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Cape Cod. In 2008, improvements to WEEI's website, including streaming audio, video and other original content expanded the reach of the WEEI brand far beyond New England. In 2011, Radio Ink Magazine named WEEI.com as the "Best Major Market Radio Station Website".
Julie has received recognition both from within the industry and without. She is regularly included on Radio Ink Magazine's list of the "Best Managers in Radio" and the "50 Most Influential Women in Radio". She was featured in Boston magazine in 2006 as one of "100 People Who Run This Town" and again in 2011 as one of "The 50 Most Powerful Women in Boston". She has been the recipient of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's 2009 Pinnacle Award for women who have achieved excellence in private sector management. She was featured on the cover of the July/August issue of Talkers magazine.
In 2010 she was a panelist at the 19th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference at Harvard Business School. In 2011 she was a panelist at the Boston Business Journal's Advancing Women 2011 and the keynote speaker for the sports radio segment of Talkers magazine's 2011 New Media national convention.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Positive Coaching Alliance, is Communication Chair for the Massachusetts Women's Forum, is a Trustee and Board Member of Suffolk University, and is a Board Member of the Boston Sports Museum as well as serving on the Boston Board of Directors for the National Sports Management Network. Julie has served on the event committees for the American Heart Association's "Heart Ball", the American Stroke Association's "Tedy Bruschi Night of Inspiration Benefit" and the MSPCA's "Together Against Abuse Dinner". With her husband Dan Scully, she co-chaired the MSPCA's Animal Tales 2008 annual fundraiser. In 2010 for her effort on behalf of each organization, she was honored by Operation A.B.L.E. with its Starfish Thrower award and by the Franciscan Hospital for Children with its Community Leadership Award.
Julie completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education leadership program as well as earning a certificate in Innovation and Value Creation from MIT's Sloane School of Management.
During Julie's time at Entercom, their New England market stations have donated over 20 million dollars in airtime and digital assets. In addition, they have helped raise more than 25 million dollars for various organizations like the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund, the Boomer Esiason Foundation, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Curt's Pitch for ALS, the Franciscan Hospital for Children, and many others.