Red Zebra Broadcasting, which operates ESPN 980 (WTEM-AM) and SportsTalk 570 (WSPZ-AM), on Wednesday announced the hiring of Dan Zampillo as the station’s new program director.

Zampillo previously served as the director of programming for Bleacher Report and NBA Radio at Sirius XM Radio. He replaces longtime WTEM program director Chuck Sapienza, who resigned in March amid the fallout of a bizarre series of events that delayed the debut of “The Man Cave” on ESPN 980.

“When it comes to sports, we have the best on-air talent in the area,” Red Zebra Broadcasting CEO Rick Carmean said in a release. “We look forward to having Dan join our team. He brings great leadership, experience and fresh insight.”

Zampillo also has experience programming local stations in Chicago, Detroit and Columbus. He starts on May 4.