September 22, 2017

Who would be on your “Mt. Rushmore” of all-time label promotion executives?

Erik Bradley, B96: Jerry Blair, Charlie Walk, Gary Spangler, Rick Sackheim.


Toby Knapp, WIHT: Bobbi Silver, Charlie Walk, Joe Riccitelli, Lee Leipsner, Joel Klaiman, Joe Daddio, Andrea Ganis.

Reid, KZZP: Joe Rainey, Brady Bedard, Mo Hiromoto, Talia Gilboa.

Dan Hunt, WWPW: Rick Sackheim, Mike Chester, Gary Spangler, Charlie Walk.


Keith Rothschild, Def Jam Recordings: John Boulos, Rick SackheimRichard Palmese and Rob Goldklang

Scot Finck, Hollywood Records: My personal pantheon has to feature has to feature Charlie Minor (to this day unchallenged and unparalleled energy for the work and love of people), Rick Stone (encyclopedic knowledge of music and brilliant strategist and the kindest of human beings), and Lori Holder-Anderson (called in an add as she was being wheeled in to deliver a baby…true. So working for/with her, she sets the highest standards for greatness both professionally and personally. Period. She makes you better.  And finally, a shared vote for Jacqueline Saturn, anytime I’ve ever met anyone who’s worked with her speaks of her with such love and admiration, and Charlie Walk who is a force of nature and gets it done.

Kobi, WNRW/WLGX: John Boulos, Bobbi Silver, Nicki Farag, Joe Daddio.

Alex Tear, Y100 / iHeartMedia Miami: Jon Lewis, RIchard Palmese, Greg Thompson and Denise George.

Kobe, WWHT: I’m going to need more than four. I’d go with Charlie Walk, Lee Leipsner, Rick Sackheim, Steve Bartels and Chris Lopes.

Chris Michaels, FM100: Lee Leipsner, Joe Rainey, Mark Fritzges and Reid Shackelford.

Brian Michel, iHeartMedia/Atlanta: Brenda Romano, Mike Dungan, John Esposito.


Joe Rainey, Capitol Music Group: Dennis Reese, Greg Thompson, John Boulos, Greg Marella.

Bill Tanner, SummitMedia: Dave Urso, formerly of Warner Bros. Records, and for local Ritchie Tardinico, CBS/Miami.

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, WKRZ: First and foremost would be Bobbi Silver, then I’d have to go with Lee Leipsner, Joe Daddio, Paul Barrett and Paddy Rascona.

Jonathan Shuford, WRVW: I never worked with any of them but based on what I know about the industry: Jimmy Iovine, Ahmet Ertegun, Doug Morris, Russell Simmons.  Honorable mention to Charlie Walk because I don’t want him to yell at me for not including him on the list.

Rob Roberts, WRQX: Richie Tardanico, Monte Lipman, Ken Lane, Chris Lopes.

Zac Davis, WRVQ: Gotta have Josh Reich, Debi Lipetz, Rick Sackheim and Myra Dehais on that mountainside.

Jonathan Reed, WNOK: Sherry Alaghehband, John Cosha, Josh Reich, Brady Bedard, Peter Gray.

Chris James, WQXA: Bobbi Silver

Matt “MJ” Johnson, KUDD: Clive Davis and Jay-Z.

Jon Zellner. iHeartMedia: Clive Davis, Irving Azoff, Lyor Cohen, Richard Palmese.

Dave Dyer, WB Bros. Records: Pete Bennett, Charlie Minor, Richard Palmese, Steve Bartels.

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