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Respected Chicago figures Michael Damsky and Harvey Wells “are teaming up to launch a radio management consulting firm,” says Chicago scribe Robert Feder. They’re both past general managers of CBS Radio’s adult alternative WXRT/93.1. Damsky’s also run talk WLS/890 and classic hits WLS-FM/94.7 for Cumulus. Harvey Wells has managed CBS Radio’s all-sports “Score” WSCR/670, country “US 99.5” WUSN, the former WCKG/105.9 and Fred Eychaner’s Newsweb stations. On the floor of the Radio Show in Atlanta, they tell NOW they’re focusing on small and medium-market stations who might need temporary help (between GMs, for example), or coaching for a first-time GM. Also for owners looking to develop a strategic plan, and analysis of performance (and expenses) in sales, programming and operations. They call themselves “a second set of eyes and ears.”


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"Two prominent Chicago broadcast executives are teaming up to launch a radio management consulting firm. At the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Show in Atlanta this week, Michael Damsky andHarvey Wells are expected to announce the formation of Damsky/Wells Insights. Both previously worked together at CBS Radio adult album alternative WXRT FM 93.1, where they served at different times as vice president and general manager. Damsky also headed WLS AM 890 and WLS FM 94.7, while Wells also headed WSCR AM 670, WUSN FM 99.5, the former WCKG and Newsweb Radio stations here."