WEAE (1250), the ESPN network radio station in Pittsburgh, has named a new general manager, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Mike Thompson comes to WEAE from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., where he was new media program director. He previously served as program director of ESPN’s New York City outlet, WEPN (1050),
WEAE remains an ABC-owned station, though most of the company’s other radio properties were sold to Citadel last year. ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.
Although WEAE shares facilities on Ardmore Boulevard with its former TV sister station, which is an ABC affiliate, WTAE-TV (4) is a separate operation owned by Hearst-Argyle Television.