Williams and Landau, Together Since 94
Before the announced split yesterday, David Landau (pictured) and Ken Williams had been working together for nearly 20 years. They first got together in 1994, forming a company called Multiverse Networks, doing advertising sales representation for independent radio producers and syndicated programming; The Dr. Laura Program was among the shows they developed and syndicated nationally.
Landau and Williams sold that company to Jacor Communications in 1997, and as part of the agreement, signed a contract to jointly head up sales for Premiere, also just purchased by Jacor. Landau and Williams served as executive vice presidents for sales at Premiere for three years.
After leaving Premiere, the pair launched Dial Communications, which began as a sales rep firm, and the team built up a pretty good list of clients and third-party radio producers. That project was about two years in when Landau and Williams met up with Spencer Brown, who was working for private investment company Franklin Capital, which had acquired Global Media out of the Winstar bankruptcy. They quickly decided that the two companies would work well together. The three began a long friendship, eventually deciding that the best course was to merge Dial Communications and Global Media to form Dial Global, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.
In the company press release announcing the changes yesterday, Landau said, “Working with Spencer, Ken and many of the other talented executives at Dial Global over the last 10 years has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my life, both personally and professionally. I have tremendous respect for Spencer and believe that he has the necessary qualifications and passion to lead the company through its next stage of growth. I remain a meaningful shareholder of Dial Global and its most ardent supporter.”
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