Deidra Lieberman, who started in radio in 1990 and moved up through the ranks in sales, was named Tuesday as general manager of KGO-AM 810 and KSFO 560, replacing Mickey Luckoff, who resigned last week in a dispute with the station’s owners.
Lieberman was a sales manager with Susquehanna Radio from 1996 to 2003. She joined KGO/KSFO in September 2003 as the general sales manager and was promoted to director of sales in 2006. In her time at KGO/KSFO, she has continually kept the stations sales revenues at the top spot in the market, a press release stated.
Her appointment was announced by Farid Suleman, president and chief executive of Citadel Broadcasting. The release quoted Suleman as saying, “It is a privilege and honor to promote someone from within this fantastic organization. Deidra is a nationally respected sales professional and I look forward to working with Deidra, Jack Swanson and everyone here in San Francisco.”
Operations Manager Jack Swanson said in the release: “What an outstanding choice to lead us in the decades ahead. I’m thrilled to be on the team.”
No word on who will replace Lieberman as sales director.
Deidra, a native New Yorker, lives in Marin with her husband, Eric.