RAB Chairman Peter Smyth Dishes Up Conference Highlights And Industry Nuggets To Sink Your Teeth Into
Co-Host Brad Forsythe interviews Peter Smyth, President & CEO Greater Media, Inc and Chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau Board of Directors. Peter joined Greater Media in 1986 as General Manager of WMJX-FM in Boston, and was appointed Vice President/General Manager the following year. He was subsequently promoted to the positions of Senior Vice President/Regional General Manager, Group Vice President of Radio, and Chief Operating Officer. In October 2000, Peter was appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, and in March 2002, was named as Greater Media’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Peter began his broadcasting career in 1977 as an account executive with WROR-FM in Boston, where he quickly attained the position of Local Sales Manager. In 1978, he was promoted to General Sales Manager, a responsibility he held for five years until RKO General, parent company of WROR, recruited him to direct the sales operations of its New York stations. Peter served as General Sales Manager at legendary station WOR in New York until his departure in 1986 to work for Greater Media. Radio Ink Magazine selected him as “Radio Executive of the Year” in 2006 and “America’s Best Broadcaster” in 2005. In addition, the publication has featured him as one of the 40 “Most Powerful People in Radio” in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Peter is currently serving a two year term as the Chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau’s Board of Directors. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters and is a member of the HD Digital Alliance Oversight Committee. For entertaining advice join hosts, Ray Schilens and Brad Forsythe, for a lively and informative discussion.