By Eileen Tilson
She has been named “The Goddess of the Airwaves” and “First Lady of Modern Rock,” but Leslie Fram is about to take on a new title. As of Sept. 1, Fram will be the new Senior Vice President of Music Strategy for CMT.
Leslie Fram, most recently program director and morning show co-host of New York’s WRXP, has joined CMT as Senior Vice President, Music Strategy, it was announced today by Brian Philips, President, CMT. Fram will lead the music strategy division at the channel, overseeing all music integration within the CMT brand, including original programming, CMT.com, CMT Radio and music video airplay across all media platforms.
“Leslie Fram is beloved throughout the entire industry,” said Philips. “Everyone knows of her hard-driving passion for music, her unyielding integrity and her relentless work ethic. I have always believed that Leslie, in her soul, ‘belonged’ at MTV Networks, and she’s finally here! Rolling Stone just named Nashville as the town with America’s ‘Best Music Scene’, and Leslie can single-handedly help us retain the title. She will lead the team, embrace the CMT culture, discover new stars and provide all of our artists with imaginative opportunities.”
Fram adds: “This move just feels right for me on so many levels. CMT is on a creative hot streak, and I’m honored to join Brian Philips and his all-star team at the network. CMT is a big stage — 93 million homes! I am excited about the creative freedom I’ve been given to invent and innovate with music across all CMT’s platforms. I’m anxious to get to Nashville, reconnect with old friends, make new ones and blaze a new trail with CMT.”