CBS Radio Pres./CEO Dan Mason To Receive National Radio Award
June 5, 2012 at 3:50 AM (PT)
CBS Radio Pres./CEO DAN MASON will receive the National Radio Award during the RADIO SHOW Luncheon, sponsored by KATZ MEDIA GROUP and held FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st. The luncheon will take place during the 2012 RADIO SHOW, jointly produced by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS (NAB) and RADIO ADVERTISING BUREAU (RAB), SEPTEMBER 19th-21st in DALLAS.
"Throughout DAN MASON's extensive career in Radio, his commitment to innovation and growth, coupled with his programming expertise, has shaped Radio as a whole," said NAB EVP/Radio JOHN DAVID. "We welcome the opportunity to honor DAN's contributions to Radio by presenting him with the National Radio Award."
MASON began his radio career in 1975 at WZGC/ATLANTA. In 1977, he moved to WASHINGTON, D.C., where he was WPGC's PD and National PD for the station's parent company, FIRST MEDIA. In 1979, at age 27, KTSA-KTFM/SAN ANTONIO named him VP/GM. MASON later returned to FIRST MEDIA and became President when the company became COOK INLET RADIO PARTNERS. In 1993, MASON joined WESTINGHOUSE as President of GROUP W RADIO, which later merged with CBS. MASON acted as CBS RADIO President from 1995-2002. He returned full-time in 2007 after serving as a consultant to CBS and other domestic and international radio broadcasting companies.