Atlanta - Sep 8, 2006 - Lincoln Financial Media Company has appointed Barry Thomas, CPBE CBNT, as vice president/engineering of its radio division. Thomas replaces Tom Giglio, who is retiring after 45 years with Lincoln Financial Media and Jefferson Pilot Communications. Giglio will assist in the transition until the end of the year.
Thomas comes to Lincoln Financial Media from Westwood One Radio Networks, where he served as vice president of engineering for three years. He also has held engineering and managerial positions with Stratos Audio, Thomas Media System and Design, Comedy World Radio Network, AMFM/Chancellor Media, Omniamerica Group of Cleveland and Ardman Broadcasting of Ohio. Thomas currently serves as national treasurer to the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He is also a frequent contributor to Radio magazine.
Thomas begins his new position on Oct. 2. Lincoln Financial Media Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lincoln National, owns and operates TV stations in Charlotte, NC (WBTV-TV); Richmond, VA (WWBT-TV) and Charleston, SC (WCSC-TV); and radio stations in Atlanta (WQXI-AM, WSTR-FM); Charlotte, NC (WBT-AM/FM; WLNK-FM), Denver (KCKK-AM, KJCD-FM, KKFN-AM, KQKS-FM, KYGO-FM); Miami, FL (WAXY-AM, WLYF-FM, WMXJ-FM) and San Diego, CA (KBZT-FM, KIFM-FM, KSON-AM/FM, KSOQ-FM). In addition, the company''s Lincoln Financial Sports division, located in Charlotte, NC, produces and distributes Southeastern Conference football and basketball games, Atlantic Coast Conference football and (with Raycom) basketball games and other sports events.