Earl Jones Gets Featured In The Sun-Times
July 10, 2009 at 4:29 AM (PT)
The CHICAGO SUN-TIMES runs a nice piece on CLEAR CHANNEL RVP EARL JONES, who they write "controls a lot of what CHICAGO radio listeners hear each day. As Pres./Market Manager of CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO/CHICAGO since 2005, JONES sits atop the second-largest cluster of radio stations -- six altogether -- in the local market.
"There are two things you really need to know about JONES to understand why he's a power player in CHICAGO radio and within the huge 20,000-plus-employee CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS company, where he is the highest-ranking African-American executive. First, it's important to note that before he got into radio, JONES was a professional football player -- a third-round NFL draft pick out of NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY and a cornerback with the ATLANTA FALCONS for five years. That stint in professional football honed his competitive spirit. JONES will tell you he doesn't like to knock the competition, but he sure likes to win -- fair and square -- in an intensely competitive business.
"The second thing to point out about JONES is that he has proved himself a smart salesman -- a very valuable talent in broadcasting."
Read the full feature here.