Westwood One Taps Thomas F.X. Beusse As Pres./CEO
January 8, 2008 at 2:21 PM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE has tapped TIME4 MEDIA President THOMAS F.X. BEUSSE as its new President/CEO, succeeding PETER KOSANN. Additionally, BEUSSE becomes a member of the WESTWOOD ONE Board Of Directors.
WW1 Chairman NORMAN J. PATTIZ said, "TOM is an experienced media executive with a strong track record of revenue growth and effective leadership at companies ranging from FORTUNE 500 to start-up organizations. A creative and strategic thinker, TOM is the ideal executive to lead WESTWOOD ONE as the company continues to evolve as a top provider of content to the broadcast industry and beyond."
BEUSSE commented, "I have been very fortunate in my career to have worked on some of the most notable brands in media. WESTWOOD ONE has long been among the most revered brands in broadcasting, and I look forward to using the Internet and other evolving digital technologies to improve our current leadership position and ensure the brand’s relevance well into the future."
In his role at TIME4 MEDIA, he oversaw a multimedia stable including GOLF MAGAZINE, FIELD & STREAM, POPULAR SCIENCE, YACHTING, SKI and the TRANSWORLD action sports titles, as well as THIS OLD HOUSE VENTURES and WARREN MILLER ENTERTAINMENT.
PATTIZ added, "We thank PETER for his contributions to WESTWOOD ONE and wish him luck in his future endeavors."