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January 31, 2012: Christal Radio Promotes Michael Blauner and Becky Allegra



Promotes Renee Hartman to Senior Account Executive in Chicago

New York, NY- January 31, 2011 – Christal Radio today announced the promotions of Michael Blauner to Senior Vice President, Director of Sales, and Becky Allegra to Vice President, Sales, both in New York, and Renee Hartman to Senior Account Executive in Chicago.

“We are pleased to promote Michael to this new level of leadership in our New York office,” said Christine Travaglini, President of Christal Radio. “His years of seasoned experience lend invaluable insight and guidance to our team. We’re also excited to see Becky and Renee reach new levels of responsibility. Both have made significant contributions to our company and we’re happy to see two such gifted and talented individuals continue to grow in our company.”

Blauner began his career as a Media Buyer for Corinthian Media from 1989-1996. He joined Christal Radio as an Account Executive in 1996. Three years later, he was promoted to Suburban Sales Manager. From 2001-2006, Blauner served as the New York Sales Manager. He was promoted to Vice President, Director of Sales, in 2006. Blauner graduated from the University of Albany. He is a member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America.

Allegra joined Christal Radio in 2001 as a Sales Assistant in the Atlanta office after graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 2003, she was promoted to Account Executive. She then transferred to the New York office where she was later promoted to Senior Account Executive. Allegra is an active member of the New York Junior League and its volunteer arm, Cooking and Health Education for Families (CHEF), and is also a member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America.

Hartman started her career as an assistant for the advertising agency GSD&M. She was consistently promoted during her seven years with the firm and reached the position of Senior Media Buyer before switching to radio sales in 2007. She joined Clear Channel Radio Sales in Chicago as an Account Executive and, two years later, transferred to the Christal Radio Chicago team. Hartman is a graduate of the University of San Diego and a member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. 

About Katz Media Group
Katz Media Group, Inc., is the nation's leading full-service media sales and marketing firm serving the broadcasting industry. A subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, Katz Media Group is based in New York and has 19 regional offices. Founded in 1888, the company was the nation's first media representation firm and today represents more than 4,000 radio stations, 500 television stations and a variety of digital platforms. Additional information can be found at
Media Contact
Theresa Frasca
Katz Media Group
(312) 755-3817





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