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The 40 Most Powerful Issue Is Out

The Radio Ink 40 Most Powerful People in Radio is now out with Clear Channel Communications Chairman/Media & Entertainment Platforms Bob Pittman topping the list at number one, in a remarkable first-year entry -- a first in the history of the Radio Ink Top 40.

"Never before has anyone taken the number one slot on the list in their inaugural year," stated Radio Ink Publisher/CEO B. Eric Rhoads. "But Bob Pittman immediately attracted attention when he joined Clear Channel as chairman of media and entertainment platforms last November. Not only did he immediately become a huge presence at America's largest radio conglomerate, he also took on the role of radio's biggest cheerleader. Pittman brings clout and credibility on Wall Street and with the advertising industry."

Pittman commented "I'm honored to be part of the Top 40 Most Powerful People in Radio, especially with John Hogan, so many of the Clear Channel team and the other industry leaders that I have admired for years. I started my career in radio at age 15. Although I've been in many other businesses, I've never lost my love of radio--it's inspiring and stimulating to be back home."

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Rounding out the top five this year are:
2. Clear Channel Radio President/CEO John Hogan
3. Cumulus Media Chairman/CEO Lew Dickey
4. CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason
5. Entercom Communications President/CEO David Field.

The 40 Most Powerful People in Radio issue is packed with interviews with radio's power brokers, but that's not all. This issue contains mountains of information on how radio managers can succeed every day.


Here is just some of the content you'll get if you subscribe to Radio Ink, starting with the 2011 40 Most Powerful People in Radio Issue:
- Roy Williams describes "the state of the industry" as he sees it.
- Stephanie Winans outlines new Facebook contest rules you may not have heard about.
- Johnny Lathrop has 13 tips on how you can improve your boring remotes.
- The legendary Jerry lee discusses his decades of success.
- Lee Abrams offers up pages of inside information on how to succeed in the Top 40 format.
- Managers' Toolbox has books you should read, rules for success, and tips for selling

Radio Ink Editor Ed Ryan said, "We speak to managers on a daily basis. The number one challenge they face every day is revenue generation. The Top 40 issue is overflowing with information and ideas for managers to make more money.

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