Eastlan Ratings Brings Aboard Bud Janes
September 5, 2007 at 12:48 PM (PT)
Identifying Midwest expansion as a top priority, EASTLAN RATINGS today announced a consulting agreement with veteran radio broadcaster BUD JANES. JANES, currently with KRMS/OSAGE BEACH MO, founded BICK BROADCASTING in 1981 and served as the company's Pres. until it was sold to DOUBLE O RADIO in 2006.
"This is one of those situations where the perfect guy fell into our lap", said EASTLAN Pres./CEO MIKE GOULD. "In our effort to accelerate EASTLAN's already rapid growth, it became clear we needed a more orchestrated approach in the Midwest. Since the sale of his company has now closed, BUD has the time and expertise to guide our process. As an owner/operator and NAB Board member, he's been in the same trenches as our clients and has earned a well-deserved reputation as an industry leader and innovator. I can't imagine anyone more uniquely qualified to help EASTLAN excel."
"EASTLAN is a great company and provides a tremendous alternative", said JANES. "It's going to be fun to help them sound the trumpet a bit. I've been on the bandwagon a long time. I think we were Eastlan's first client in the Midwest back when they were just getting started. They helped me make a little money so I guess it's time to return the favor to MIKE. Plus, this will keep me off the golf courses for awhile!"