Brian Bieler Passes Away
January 24, 2013 at 6:21 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that former VIACOM Radio Group VP BRIAN BIELER has passed away. BIELER had been battling a brain tumor and died WEDNESDAY evening.
BIELER started in advertising sales at WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY and MADEMOISELLE magazine before entering radio as GSM at SUDBRINK's WLYF/MIAMI. He later became VP/GM of SUDBRINK stations in BALTIMORE, HONOLULU, and ORLANDO, and served as President of VIACOM's radio stations in 1983-87.
He left radio to be CEO of WESTWORKS MARKETING before returning to radio in 1994 as VP/GM of KOOL-F/PHOENIX, finally managing KFBK-A/SACRAMENTO, KTXW/DALLAS, and WMZQ/WASHINGTON. In later years, he consulted and authored several books.