Empire State Building Announces Appointment of Joseph J. Maguire as Broadcast Manager

The Empire State Building, the world’s most famous office building and the center of New York’s telecommunications industry, announced that it appointed Joseph J. Maguire, formerly Chief Engineer of WLTW-FM at Clear Channel Communications, Broadcast Manager.

In this capacity, Mr. Maguire will direct all business, management, operations and tenant relation functions of the ESB broadcasting and external telecommunications business. As a key member of the ESB management team, he will provide vital input to strategic planning, budgeting and decision-making.

Mr. Maguire will report to Empire State Building General Manager, James T. Connors, on business matters, and Director of Operations Hani J. Salama for all operations and tenant relations areas.

“Joseph J. Maguire has extensive experience in telecommunications, having directed broadcast and physical plant operations for one of New York’s most respected radio stations,” said Empire State Building General Manager James T. Connors. “Furthermore, he is a terrific team builder and leader. We look forward to his many valuable contributions to the Empire State Building organization.”

“It is a thrill to be the Broadcast Manager for the Empire State Building, home to the New York metro area’s broadcasting and telecommunications operations and to all New York City television and FM radio stations,” Maguire said. “I look forward to this exciting new stage in my career.”

As Chief Engineer of WLTW-FM from 2002 through the present, Maguire’s responsibilities included maintenance, budgeting, operation and capital planning for all on air systems, as well as for all aspects of the physical plant. Previously, Maguire was a Senior Engineer from 1998 through 2002 at WKTU-FM, overseeing all broadcast operations of the radio stations. Before that, he was Operations Manager of WGHT-AM, where he implemented a complete reconstruction of the radio station including the technical and physical plant, business and traffic systems, and training personnel.

From 1991 to 1992, he was a Senior Associate at Northeastern Communications Concepts. From 1985-1991 he was Vice President, Engineering at Unistar/United Stations Radio Networks. From 1979-1985 he was Vice President, Engineering at RKO Radio Networks. He began his career as an Engineering Supervisor at WOR-AM.