He will be replaced by Steve Blatter, according to Sirius XM. Blatter will also continue to be responsible for the Sirius XM Talent and Industry Relations Department, as well as the Virus Channel featuring The Opie & Anthony Show.
"Radio has been my passion for as long as I can remember and a position like this at the leading radio company in the world is something I've worked toward since my start in broadcasting over 20 years ago," said Zellner in a statement.
"I'm humbled by the opportunity and want to thank Mark, Tom Owens, John Hogan and all of Clear Channel Radio for making this happen. I can't wait to get started."
Zellner, who joined XM back in 2005 as the SVP of Music Programming, oversaw programming for more than 75 channels at Sirius XM.
Blatter, who will replace Zellner, has had a 6 year tenure at the company. Blatter has been instrumental in the development of the company's music platform including the creation of channels such as Eminem's Shade 45, Elvis Radio, The Grateful Dead Channel, Siriusly Sinatra among others.
"Steve Blatter's broad experience in programming is a great asset as we add to and deepen our music programming line-up," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, Sirius XM Radio said in a statement. "His dedication to outstanding programming strengthens Sirius XM's initiative to deliver superior music channels."[Wall Street Journal]
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