Astral Media taps radio station chief

12:10 PM PST 09/09/2008 by Etan Vlessing, AP

Sherry O'Neil named vp, GM in Toronto market

TORONTO -- Canadian broadcaster Astral Media on Tuesday hired veteran ad exec Sherry O'Neil to run its Toronto radio stations.

Montreal-based Astral named O'Neil, most recently managing director of OMD Canada, vp and GM of Toronto market stations and chief planning officer for the Astral Media Radio division.

Astral became Canada's top radio broadcaster this year after acquiring rival Standard Broadcasting.
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