Category: Business

Media Broker Spotlight – Harold Bausemer, RadioStationsForSale.Net

| October 8, 2013

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Talkers RadioInfo composite 2This week’s spotlighted broker:

Harold Bausemer  • RadioStationsForSale.Net

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 


Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Bausemer:  Spent most of my time in radio and real estate.  I am also a real estate broker.  My radio business experience has been mostly operational as an AE, SM, GSM, GM, COO of small radio group and owner operator. I worked for a company called Group W for 10 years which bought and then became CBS Radio. I loved the business from the start. Real estate can be very lucrative but is tedious at best.

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Media Broker Spotlight – Diane Warren and Jean Robinson, MMTC Media Brokers

| October 1, 2013

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Diane Warren and Jean Robinson  •  MMTC Media Brokers  (run by Bounceology)

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Warren:  Jean and I both came to our MMTC work with decades of radio broadcast experience. We both worked for the Clear Channel corporate team prior to the leverage buy out. Jean comes to this work with legal and operational experience. I come to this work with operational, strategic and deal experiences. Together we have done over 200 deals for David Honig of MMTC. We work with buyers, sellers and companies who chose to DONATE stations to MMTC. We can find ideal minority, multicultural and women buyers for these properties. It’s a win for everyone.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Jon Yinger, Broadcast Properties, LLC

| September 24, 2013

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Jon Yinger  •  Broadcast Properties LLC

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Bergman, Sandi rev_81313

 

This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 


Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Yinger:  I have been and still am owner of a group of radio stations under the corporate name, The Christian Broadcasting System, Ltd., and also, I own/operate CBSat, a satellite network.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Brett Miller, MCH Enterprises, Inc.

| September 17, 2013

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 Brett Miller  •  MCH Enterprises, Inc.

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 


Sandi: 
What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Miller:  I started in broadcasting in 1966, working my way through college: everything from cleaning the coffee pot, to DJ, news, and sales. I finished the BA and MA degrees while working for various radio and TV stations in the Fresno and Santa Maria markets in California. I managed several cable TV systems in California, and then did mergers and acquisitions work for a Denver-based cable TV company.  In 1989, my wife and I started consulting and brokering and our company name says it all: MCH: Miracles Can Happen. Twenty-four years and we are still in business. Along the way we also owned our own radio stations in California and Washington, which we think gives us a unique skill-set when working with owners, sellers, and buyers.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Cliff Gardiner, Clifton Gardiner & Company, LLC

| September 10, 2013

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Cliff Gardiner  •  Clifton Gardiner & Company, LLC

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Bergman, Sandi rev_81313

 

This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 


Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Gardiner:  My career in radio began in 1956 as a part time weekend announcer at an Alf Landon-owned station in Liberal, Kansas.  That led to a morning DJ slot at a new AM station in Alva, Oklahoma, where I attended my first two years of college.  I also had an opportunity to work with the consulting engineer on the construction of the four-tower antenna system, including the pattern calculations (using a slide rule!).  After a couple of years I migrated to Oklahoma City and a DJ spot at KOCY, then the only rock station in the market.  Starting with the overnight shift, I graduated to afternoon drive time on the station with about 85% of the audience out of 13 stations.

While at KOMA, I applied for a construction permit for a new AM in Liberal, Kansas, built and launched it, and sold it to a local businessman.  Then back to Oklahoma City and on to a sales slot at the Storz Broadcasting station, KOMA AM.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Dick Kozacko, Kozacko Media Services

| September 3, 2013

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Dick Kozacko  •  Kozacko Media Services

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Bergman, Sandi rev_81313

 

This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 


Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Kozacko:  I’m probably one of the few Media Brokers who does not have a broadcasting background.  My background is acquisition management and market research for companies. I was doing analysis of companies or products to be acquired by another business firm. But, I always had a strong interest in broadcasting even though not working in the field. My thesis for my MBA at Boston College was analysis of radio networks and I predicted the end for the ABC network (as the weakest). Well, I was wrong on that result but this was at the time just before ABC was actually split into four radio networks. So, I was right in a way and ABC management made some significant changes.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Dave Garland, Dave Garland Media Brokerage

| August 27, 2013

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Dave Garland  •   Dave Garland Media Brokerage

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Dave:  I spent many years in radio grunt work… on air, sales, etc.   My first paid non-college broadcast job was as a photographer for a TV network affiliate and I really got bit hard by the radio bug by hanging out with the folks on the radio side.   I now say I have done every job at a station from sweeping the floors to being an owner.

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Media Broker Spotlight – Doyle Hadden
Hadden & Associates Media Brokers

| August 20, 2013

Talkers RadioInfo composite 2This week’s spotlighted broker:

 Doyle Hadden  •  Hadden & Associates Media Brokers

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 


Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?  

Hadden:  Radio-TV, sales, management and ownership. I was never good enough in broadcasting to be an on-air talent, so I found a way to make money behind the scenes.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Art Holt, Holt Media Group

| August 13, 2013

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 Art Holt  •  Holt Media Group

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Bergman, Sandi rev_81313

 

  This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Holt:  Like so many broadcasters, I started out in radio as an announcer and disc jockey, with engineering thrown into the mix.  I worked Texas medium markets including Amarillo, Lubbock, and Austin, and then I made it to the big time in Big D.  By the time I got to Dallas I had wised up a bit and was much more interested in advertising sales than in being the next Ed McMahon, so I happily left the microphone behind to hit the street with a rate card.  It turned out that I was a pretty good salesman, so next came manager gigs in some in pretty good markets…Buffalo, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco…and then some time in New York as the VP of a national radio rep company. I also got plenty of hands-on experience by personally owning and operating a successful 20 station group in good medium markets for three decades.

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Media Broker Spotight –
George Reed, Media Services Group

| August 6, 2013

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This week’s spotlighted broker: 

George Reed  •  Media Services Group

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 This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman.

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Reed:  I worked on the “station side” of the business.  Specifically, I had just spent a decade (1977 – 1987) at WPLO/WVEE in Atlanta (Plough Broadcasting and then DKM Broadcasting), most of that as general sales manager.  While in Atlanta, I also bought WJTT in Chattanooga with Jim Brewer (1986).  And from 1982 to 1984, I got my MBA at Georgia State University in their Executive MBA program.  Before Atlanta, I worked for Bill Stakelin for a couple of years in Orlando.  And in my “childhood,” worked for Bud Walters and Jim Brewer.

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Media Broker Spotight –
Roger Rafson, CMS Station Brokerage

| July 30, 2013

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This week’s spotlighted broker: 

Roger Rafson  •  CMS Station Brokerage

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 This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman.

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Rafson:  I’ve been in radio since I was 11.  It’s all I’ve ever done.   I have a passion for radio.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Mark Jorgenson, Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage

| July 23, 2013

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This week’s spotlighted broker:

 Mark Jorgenson   •  Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage

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 This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman.

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker? 

Jorgenson:  For 12 years, I worked in television sales and sales management in Southeastern markets (Winston-Salem, Cincinnati, Miami, and Tampa).

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Media Broker Spotlight –
George Kimble, Kozacko Media Services

| July 16, 2013

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This week’s spotlighted broker:

 George Kimble  •  Kozacko Media Services

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Kimble:  I started in radio when I was 13.  My father, who owned the station had a heart attack and died at the age of 40.  During my senior year in high school, at 17 years old, I became the morning man on my hometown station.  I’ve owned radio stations for 40 years. I have also owned some full-power and low power TV stations over the years.     I have been brokering radio and television stations on a full- time basis for eight years.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Jerry Proctor, The Proctor Group, Inc.

| July 9, 2013

Talkers RadioInfo composite 2This week’s spotlighted broker:

Jerry Proctor  •  The Proctor Group, Inc.

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker? 

Proctor:  I’ve been involved in the communications industry since 1948 and in station ownership since 1961.  During the intervening period and through various companies, I have owned AM, FM, TV and LPTV stations as well as cable TV and paging systems.  Over 20 years ago, I started The Proctor Group, Inc. as a full service broadcast brokerage firm….however,  I have continued my involvement in station ownership also.  I still own four stations and am still active in station brokerage.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Burt Sherwood, Burt Sherwood & Associates

| July 2, 2013

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 Burt Sherwood  •  Burt Sherwood & Associates

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Bergman, Sandi rev

 

This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Sherwood:  I am a broadcaster.  I started out as an announcer in 1947 and went from WWXL Peoria Illinois to WMCA New York.  I was there to help usher in the beginning of Rock and Roll.  Following that (immediately before brokering) I became a General Manager of radio stations, and stockholder in some, including Brattleboro, VT (WTSA) Portland, Me (WLOB) and Albany, NY (WTRY).  Other stations that I managed and/or held stock included WNHC, New Haven, CT; WMEE /WMEF Ft. Wayne, IN (plus others in the group);  WIBG, Philadelphia; and WMAQ/WKQX, Chicago, for NBC.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Glen Dingley, Kingtron, Inc.

| June 25, 2013

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 Glen Dingley  •  Kingtron, Inc.

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?

Dingley:  Chief engineer.  I am unique in that I have been involved in broadcast engineering for the last 30 years. I bring a different prospective for my clients and evaluations in that I know the station equipment better than anyone. So much equipment is outdated and incompatible out there. My clients really respect my insights and advice. When you are buying or selling a station, you are mainly purchasing equipment with which to broadcast. Station personnel, policies, and other assets can change, but without good equipment, you are not competitive.

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Media Broker Spotlight –
Edward F. Seeger, Seeger Media, LLC

| June 18, 2013


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This week’s spotlighted broker:

 Edward F. Seeger   •   Seeger Media, LLC

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This interview was conducted by Sandi Bergman

 

 

Sandi:  What did you do before becoming a media broker?  

Seeger:  I worked in radio for the past 48 years, starting out as an announcer then moving on into programming, sales, management and then ownership. Founded several companies that provided services to the industry including American Media Services, LLC which was a radio development and brokerage firm. Then founded digital companies including www.theradio.com and then two years ago formed Seeger Media, LLC www.seegermedia.com  which is focused on radio brokerage, consulting and digital platforms for radio and for major brands.

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