Hearst names managers at Baltimore stations


Hearst Broadcasting named new general managers for its Baltimore television and radio stations yesterday.

Philip M. Stolz, 43, was named general manager of WBAL-TV (Channel 11). Edward C. Kiernan, 42, is the new general manager of the WBAL-AM and WIYY-FM radio stations. The two replace David Barrett, who was promoted last month to deputy director of all Hearst Broadcasting properties.

Mr. Stolz comes to Channel 11 from WDTN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, where he was general manager. He led that station to the top ranking in news ratings. Before Dayton, Mr. Stolz managed television stations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,and Eau Claire, Wis.

Mr. Kiernan comes to WBAL-AM and WIYY-FM from Americom Radio Brokers Inc. in Washington. Before joining Americom last year, Mr. Kiernan was vice president and general manager of WCBS-AM in New York, the CBS network flagship station. He held that position at WCBS from 1987 to 1990. From 1982 to 1987, he was head of sales for WCBS.

The hands-on management team of Jeff Beauchamp at WBAL-AM, Chuck Ducoty at WIYY-FM and Joe Heston at Channel 11 will remain in place, with Mr. Beauchamp and Mr. Ducoty reporting to Mr. Kiernan and Mr. Heston reporting to Mr. Stolz, said Emerson Coleman, a station spokesman. All three hold the title of station manager.

The announcement was made to employees yesterday.

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