Global Radio and Media consulting and strategic experience:
Media consulting and content development career highlights so far:
47 years of Canadian and International strategic content development and broadcast consulting.
Created and started Q107 Toronto 1975 to 1979 for Allan Slaight owner of IWC and John Parikhal which remains as one of Canada’s most iconic radio brands.
Developed Joint Communications from 1979 with John Parikhal as Canada’s premier radio consulting and research company over 17 years working in 42 countries including U.S., Australia, U.K., South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, Ireland, Sweden, Holland, Germany, New Zealand, India.
Partnered with Lee Abrams and Ken Burkhart in the Superstar Radio Network in Atlanta from 1980 to 1988. I’m delighted to still be working with Lee Abrams in todays complex media and new media world.
U.S. Radio Clients included: CBS Radio News. Superstar Radio Networks. NBC ‘The Source’. MTV New York. Rolling Stone Magazine.
Joined Austereo in 1993 to develop Austereo Entertainment. Set up a new era Australian Radio consulting and Research company with Greg Smith as ESP. Entertainment, Strategy, Programming.
International Radio Clients: Austero (Australia’s dual national radio networks) Put together 12 Astro Radio Networks Malaysia, Chrysalis Radio Group U.K. SABC South Africa.
MORE FM Group and Radio Pacific New Zealand
Consulted ‘Times Group of India’ to help create the Radio Merchi network through a Australia/India exchange
Worked overseas for parent company ‘Village Road Show’ to develop new radio joint ventures in China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam through Astro Radio in Malaysia to take our expertise off shore and develop successful broadcast partnerships and radio format unique to each country.
Partnered with Austrade (Australian Government trade commission) to help develop broadcast partnerships overseas. Austereo Radio Networks (now Southern Cross Austereo) Melbourne, Australia
SABC Radio Network, South Africa.
ASTRO Radio Networks, Malaysia
ONE Radio, Singapore
SBS Radio Network Scandinavia.
MORE Radio networks, New Zealand.
Chrysalis Radio London, U.K.
Ministry of Sound U.K. and Australia
Bought MRI (Media RESULTS International) consulting and research firm in 2009 and moved it to Canada.
Currently President/Owner of Media RESULTS Inc. Website is www.mediaresults.ca offering research, strategic planning for all competitive radio content development for competitive markets.
Music Consulting Highlights:
Past President and Executive Director of CARAS (The Juno Awards) Made the Juno’s 100% Canadian from 1992. Moved the Juno’s out of Toronto to all regions in Canada. Created three Indigenous Music awards in 1993. First to do a music award show in an arena setting giving music fans access to the show for the first time.
Past President of CCMA (the Canadian Country Music Association) Worked on getting CMT (Country Music TV) to feature Canadian Country artists.
Consulted, did A & R and music consulting work for BMG, Sony, EMI, A & m and Universal music.
Consulted artist development for Capitol EMI, BMG, A & M, SONY and Universal Music helping artists like Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Jann Arden, Whitney Houston, Supertramp, Triumph, Amy Grant, Bruce Cockburn and Tom Cochran evolve their audiences.
Proud to have dual citizenships in Canada and Australia.