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Sean Ross

Executive Editor, Music & Programming,
New York, NY, USA
Sean Ross leads at least three lives. As Executive Editor/Music & Programming of leading radio industry site Radio-Info.com, he’s author of the influential twice-weeky Ross On Radio newsletter. As VP of Music and Programming for Edison Research, he works with radio and music industry clients on their listener/consumer research projects and has been a key part of the development of the Oldies/Greatest Hits formats on FM in Canada, particularly Calgary’s XL103. And he works with radio stations, record labels and other clients directly on programming/non-research related projects.

Before joining Edison, Ross was editor-in-chief of Billboard Magazine’s radio programming publication, Airplay Monitor. He has also been radio editor of Billboard, Oldies editor and associate R&B editor at Radio & Records and a co-author of the M Street Journal. In addition, he was PD in 1993-95 of pioneering R&B Oldies outlet WGCI-AM Chicago and an A&R manager for Hip-Hop label Profile Records.

Ross is also the author of numerous liner notes for compilation and greatest hits albums and is a recognized industry expert on music and radio who has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, NBC, the Associated Press and numerous other news organizations.

Ross has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Michigan. He is also an ‘01 graduate of the music industry training program Leadership Music.