Radio One Names David Kantor CEO Of Radio Segment
October 19, 2015 at 2:52 PM (PT)
RADIO ONE, INC. has appointed REACH MEDIA Pres./CEO DAVID KANTOR CEO of RADIO ONE’s Radio segment. He will now have oversight of the local 54 stations/16 market radio business and maintain leadership of the syndicated radio portfolio that reaches over 12 million African-Americans weekly.
He moves up from his current position as REACH MEDIA’s Pres./CEO for RADIO ONE’s syndicated radio business.
RADIO ONE Pres./CEO ALFRED LIGGINS said, “I've been partners with DAVID (and TOM JOYNER) in REACH MEDIA for 11 years. I highly respect his work ethic and intelligence. DAVID’s skill-set, his business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit are second to none. I’m excited about his leadership of our network and local radio business and I have every confidence that he will do an outstanding job.”
KANTOR added, “I know this business. I started my career in local radio and in every network position I’ve had, I’ve touched local radio. I’m excited about the new opportunities before us as we leverage our leading network and local radio business in the market.”
He began his career in local radio research and programming and then sales. A long time radio executive, KANTOR has been a leader in developing existing companies as well as launching new brands. As president of ABC RADIO NETWORKS in the 1990’s, he was able to refine the programming lineup while creating new programming that included the TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW, RADIO DISNEY, AND ESPN RADIO along with new content services and advertising networks for radio. In 2003, TOM JOYNER and DAVID KANTOR co-FOUNDED REACH MEDIA, INC. providing syndicated radio programming, events and digital content to the African-American community.