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Expert in Radio broadcasting, including buying and selling stations, operations, programming and engineering

Expert ID: 731279 Colorado, USA

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Expert has thirty years experience as an investment banker and broker and has completed over 330 transactions representing sellers and buyers of radio stations and cable television systems, nationwide. He has provided financial consulting services to many clients, including preparation of detailed business plans and acquisition or expansion analysis. His expertise in broadcasting includes radio station valuations, and is well-known for the accuracy of his reports.

His years of radio station and cable television system ownership give him the ability to quickly and accurately analyze a company and provide insight on its value and potential, including detailed recommendations on operational and competitive issues.

His company Radio One Networks, LLC designed the first PC based radio broadcast automation system and used it to provide totally localized programming for about 75 radio stations, nationwide, on a 24 hour basis. The company also became the nation's largest producer of commercials for local radio stations.

He now draws from those decades of company ownership and operating experience to provide consulting and M&A services to radio broadcast owners and other industries.

Expert completed consulting assignments for the Kroenke Sports organization. The reports dealt with the company's possible entry into broadcasting with the purchase of radio stations. The reports included financial projections under several scenarios and also reports on engineering and coverage for the stations.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1958 Degree: Not completed Subject: Math & Physics Institution: Northwestern State Unversity (Oklahoma)
Year: 1960 Degree: Not completed Subject: Math & Physics Institution: Oklahoma City University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He is President of a company that provides investment banking, merger and acquisition and consulting services to broadcast companies and other communications and tech entities.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Colorado Symphony Asociation Title: Executive VP & Interim President and CEO Department: Responsibilities: Plan and execute the design and construction of a new $130 million concert hall. He was also EVP with the marketing and development departments reporting to him. The project was delayed due to the economic downturn. He then served as the Interim President and CEO of the symphony during the search for a permanent President.
Years: 1992 to 2001 Employer: Radio One Networks, LLC Title: President and CEO Department: Responsibilities: He was the founder and President of Radio One Networks, one of the first companies to develop and use computer based automation for radio station programming. The company provided 24 hour programming for affiliated radio stations. The company was sold in 2001.
Years: 1990 to 1998 Employer: Rocky Mountain Radio Company, LLC Title: President and CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert was the founder and President/CEO of a company that acquired and operated eight radio stations serving the resort areas of Colorado. The company was sold in 1998.
Years: 1977 to 1983 Employer: Cablevision Communications Corporation Title: President and CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert was the founder and President/CEO of a company that constructed or acquired seven cable television systems in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The company was sold in 1983
Years: 1974 to 1983 Employer: Gardiner Communications Corporation Title: President and CEO Department: Responsibilities: He was the founder and President/CEO of the first company to design and manufacture electronic equipment and large parabolic antennas for the reception by cable television systems of satellite delivered programming. The company was sold in 1983.
Years: 1962 to 1983 Employer: Cablevision Construction Corporation Title: Prseident and CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert was the founder and President of a company that contracted to engineer and construct cable television systems, nationwide. It had over 1,500 employees when it was sold in 1983.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1985 to 1990 Agency: FDIC Role: Valuation Expert Description: He prepared appraisals and valuations for a division of the FDIC on radio and television stations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Association of Media Brokers
Broadcast Pioneers
Cable Television Pioneers
National Association of Broadcasters

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has served a number of times as an expert witness in litigation involving radio and television stations and cable television systems.
Training / Seminars
He developed and conducted seminars for radio advertising sales persons during the 1980's.
Vendor Selection
Expert has had significant experience in developing vendor relationships during his years of ownership of companies and on a consulting basis for media and communications clients.
Marketing Experience
He is called upon periodically by trade publications for insight and quotes on industry trends.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has served as a negotiator in numerous merger and acquisitions and for industry disputes.

Fields of Expertise

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