Don Bouloukos sets retirement

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Don BouloukosCBS Radio NYC SVP/Market Manager Don Bouloukos is retiring from the company effective June, after a career in broadcasting that spanned more than four decades, it was announced today by Dan Mason, CBS Radio CEO.  Bouloukos first joined the company in 1998 following the acquisition of American Radio Systems where he was Co-COO.


Scott Herman, in addition to his role as EVP/Operations, CBS Radio, will assume Bouloukos’ responsibilities.  Since 2007, Herman has been tasked with overseeing operations the company’s stations in more than 25 markets. He works particularly close with the division’s news and talk stations.

“They don’t come much better than Don Bouloukos,” said Herman.  “I’m extremely thankful for his friendship and all his years of wisdom, guidance and stewardship of many of our great radio stations.”

“It is never an easy decision to leave an industry you love, and a company and cluster of stations that have been such an important part of your life,” said Bouloukos.  “But after 41 years, it is time. I’ve been very fortunate to work for a company that allows you to operate stations as if they were your own and I take great pride in what we have been able to accomplish over the years.  Working with Dan and Scott (Herman) has been an absolute pleasure.  My only regret is that I am not 21 years old and starting all over again.”

“Don is a consummate broadcaster whose contributions to the radio industry have made an indelible impact on the many stations he has directly worked with, and many more who have learned from his insight and guidance,” said Mason.  “He has served as a trusted advisor and friend to the entire radio community while helping shape the medium as we know it today.  All of us at CBS Radio  have been fortunate to work alongside him and wish him well as he concludes this chapter of an illustrious career. I personally want to thank Don for his service.  It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work alongside him.”

Bouloukos was named Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS Radio  New York in October 2007.  Prior to his current position, he was SVP/Mid-Size Markets, Eastern Region, CBS Radio.


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