Dan Mason Named CBS Radio Pres./CEO
March 26, 2007 at 3:25 PM (PT)
As hinted earlier today on ALL ACCESS, DAN MASON has indeed been named President/CEO of CBS RADIO. MASON will oversee CBS's 144 radio stations, as well as the day-to-day operations of the division. He replaces JOEL HOLLANDER and reports directly to CBS CORP. President/CEO LESLIE MOONVES.
This move once again puts MASON, who has been partners with WALTER SABO in SABO MASON INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES, at the head of a number of facilities he ran before. He was President of CBS RADIO from 1995 to 2002, during which time he integrating the original CBS, GROUP W, INFINITY RADIO and AMERICAN RADIO SYSTEMS stations. MASON joined WESTINGHOUSE as President of GROUP W RADIO in 1993.
"DAN brings with him a wealth of diverse experience and a true passion for the radio business," said MOONVES. "He is a well-known and respected leader within the industry and our company, and his perspectives on how radio can thrive and grow in our highly competitive media world are very exciting. DAN has a key understanding of the huge potential of our radio operations, and we are very pleased indeed to welcome him back to CBS."
MASON said, "Radio reaches more than 90% of the population of the UNITED STATES, and there is no better medium to call our listeners to action and deliver results for our advertisers. The combination of our premier content with new technology applications will enable CBS RADIO to move to a new plateau. Exciting times are ahead for our industry and especially at CBS."
HOLLANDER steps down after more than two years as CEO. He joined the company in 2003 as President/COO.
MOONVES said, "We want to thank JOEL for all his years of service to our company and wish him the best in his future endeavors."