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40 Most Powerful People In Radio 2008 (07/07/08)

 

Last year's rank in parenthesis)

1 Dan Mason
President/CEO
CBS Radio 3

2 Mark Mays
Chief Executive Officer
Clear Channel (1)

Randall Mays
President/Chief Financial Officer
Clear Channel (1)

3 Farid Suleman
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Citadel Broadcasting (4)

4 John Hogan
President/Chief Executive Officer
Clear Channel Radio (2)

5 David Field
President/Chief Executive Officer
Entercom Communications (6)

6 Lew Dickey Jr .
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Cumulus Media Inc. (5)

7 Jeff Smulyan
Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of the Board
Emmis Communications (7)

8 Bob Neil
President/Chief Executive Officer
Cox Radio (8)

9 Peter H. Smyth
President/Chief Executive Officer
Greater Media (10)

10 Scott Herman
Executive Vice President
CBS Radio (NA)

11 Bruce Reese
President/Chief Executive Officer
Bonneville International (9)

12 Gary Stone
President/Chief Operating Officer
Univision Communications (13)

13 Judy Ellis
Chief Operating Officer
Citadel Broadcasting Corp. (11)

14 Alfred Liggins
President/Chief Executive Officer
Radio One (12)

15 Edward G. Atsinger III
Chief Executive Officer
Salem Communications (14)

16 Jon Pinch
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Cumulus Media (22)

John W. Dickey
Chief Operating Officer
Cumulus Media (22)

17 Stuart O. Olds
Chief Executive Officer
Katz Media Group (15)

18 David Kennedy
Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Interep (16)

19 David K. Rehr
President/Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Broadcasters (18)

20 Raul Alarcon Jr.
President/Chief Executive Officer/Chairman
Spanish Broadcasting System (21)

21 William L. Stakelin
President/Chief Executive Officer
Regent Communications (19)

22 Edward K. Christian
President/Chief Executive Officer
Saga Communications (25)

23 John David
Executive Vice President, Radio
National Association of Broadcasters (20)

24 George Beasley
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Beasley Broadcast Group (28)

25 Marc Morgan
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Cox Radio (23)

26 Catherine Hughes
Founder/Chairperson
Radio One (24)

27 Jeff Haley
President/Chief Executive Officer
Radio Advertising Bureau (29)

28 David Landau
Co-President/Chief Executive Officer
Dial Global (39)

28 Ken Williams
Co-President/Chief Executive Officer
Dial Global (NA)

29 James Robinson
President
ABC Radio Networks (27)

30 Steve Morris"
Chairman/President/Chief Executive Officer
Arbitron (26)

31 Jerry Lee
Owner
WBEB/Philadelphia (NA)


32 Rick Cummings
President, Radio Division
Emmis Communications (31)

33 Rick Buckley
President
Buckley Radio (32)

34 Charlie Rahilly
President/Chief Operating Officer
Premiere Radio Networks (NA)

35 Charles Warfield,
President/Chief Operating Officer
ICBC Broadcast Holdings (34)

36 Don Benson
President, Radio Division
Lincoln Financial (33)

37 Jeffery Liberman
President, Radio Division
Entravision Communications (36)

38 Jeff Dinetz
President/Chief Operating Officer, Radio Division
NextMedia Group (39)

39 Mark Masters
Chief Executive Officer
Talk Radio Network (38)

40 Mary Quass
President/Chief Executive Officer
NRG Media (37)



 
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