Corey Greenberg New Editor of Audio

Audio magazine has appeared to have been in difficulties of late, with falling circulation, advertising revenues, and issue size. The current editor-in-chief, Michael Riggs, has worked hard in the past few years to create a more appealing editorial product, since he replaced long-term editor Gene Pitts. However, an even bigger change is now taking place.

It was announced on March 4 by Hachette Filipacchi Magazines that Riggs is to be joined by Corey Greenberg in the new position of editor. Greenberg will assist Riggs (who remains editor-in-chief) in the planning of each issue's content and directly supervise the magazine's product testing.

"I'm very pleased that Corey has agreed to take on a higher level of responsibility at Audio," said Riggs in a press release. "His talent and energy will supercharge what is already the most thorough and credible product-review program in the industry."

Audio was started in 1947 as the house journal of the then-new Audio Engineering Society. It was transformed into a consumer magazine in the mid-'50s and was acquired by HFM at the beginning of the '90s.

Corey Greenberg made his magazine debut in the April 1991 issue of Stereophile. His gonzo style and irreverence, coupled with a thorough understanding of audio engineering, endeared him to our readers. After a spell at Curtco's Home Theater magazine (now a Petersen stablemate of Stereophile and Stereophile Guide to Home Theater), Corey joined Hachette Filipacchi Magazines as editor-at-large for both Audio and Stereo Review (the latter recently relaunched as Stereo Review's Sound & Vision). We wish Corey well in his new role.