The Radio Show, the largest annual event for the radio industry, announced today that iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman and CBS Radio CEO and President Dan Mason will headline the 2014 Radio Show Super Session titled “From the Control Room to the Board Room,” to be held September 11 at 9:15 a.m. The Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 10-12 in Indianapolis.
Mason and Pittman, who both got their start in Radio as disc jockeys, now oversee two of the top radio and media companies. The session, moderated by NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David, will explore how their early careers influence current leadership and programming decisions. The interactive discussion will include both traditional Radio and new platforms.
Bob Pittman is Chairman and CEO of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel), a leading global media, digital and entertainment company. iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) includes iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media & Entertainment, which owns 850 radio stations across America, and the iHeartRadio digital radio platform – the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service. He began his career as a radio announcer in his native Mississippi before going on to successfully program a number of stations, including WNBC in New York. He also led the team which founded MTV, was CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate and Time Warner Enterprises, and COO of America Online Inc. and AOL Time Warner.
Pittman has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and received an International Radio and Television Society Gold Medal and AdWeek’s first Media Visionary award. He was recognized in Life magazine’s “Five Original Thinkers of the ’80s,” Advertising Age’s “50 Pioneers and Visionaries of TV” and “10 Marketers Who Changed American Culture,” and was at the top of Radio Ink’s “Most Powerful People in Radio” list.
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