CBS RADIO President and CEO Dan Mason has
earned the number one spot on the annual Radio
Ink 40 Most Powerful People in Radio list.
The industry publication cited his bold drive into the digital realm as an
example of the visionary leadership that will carry the industry into the future.
This marks the first shift in the list’s highest honors in nearly a decade.
“Bold efforts and aggressive movement
into digital initiatives with such online stalwarts as AOL sets him apart as
just the kind of leader radio needs today,” notes Radio Ink. “Mindful of what it takes to reignite radio’s core
business, but also with a keen eye on where the industry must head in the
future, Mason’s elevation is indicative of the leadership he exhibits both
within his company and throughout the industry every day.”
A little over one year since his return
to the division, Mason has executed a novel strategy that puts particular
emphasis on a digital future for the business. A unique synergy with AOL has produced
the world’s largest online radio operator, augmenting AOL’s stable of stations
with the power of over 140 CBS RADIO stations throughout the nation. The
company’s HD stations have launched cutting-edge formats alongside their
traditional offerings, ranging from all-psychic channels (www.wycd.com and www.psychiconair.com) to a revived WNEW
(www.wnew.com) featuring the former
station’s treasured archives.
Scott Herman, CBS RADIO’s Executive Vice
President of Operations returns to the list and rounds out the top 10. This is
a significant advancement from Herman’s debut at number 15 on the 2006 list.
About CBS RADIO
CBS RADIO, one
of the largest leading radio companies in the United States, offers audiences an
enhanced and customized listening experience through the combination of on-air,
online, and new media platforms. CBS
RADIO operates 140 radio stations throughout the nation and broadcasts games
from 26 of the country’s top sports franchises.
These stations offer a varied mix of programming and formats including
news, sports, alternative rock, oldies, country, talk, classic rock, JACK,
smooth jazz and urban formats. The
division has embraced interactive programming, through the use of streaming, HD
Radio, podcasts and mobile messaging.
Home to the nation’s most listened to news (1010 WINS), sports
(WFAN-AM), rock (KROQ-FM) and country (WUSN-FM) stations, CBS RADIO is a
division of CBS Corporation. For more
information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.