Beasley Media Group’s VP of Corporate Sales, a veteran media executive, is departing, as he has announced his retirement.
“After 45 glorious, exciting and rewarding years in this amazing business, I am retiring to focus on my health,” said Bob McCurdy.
Without elaborating, Beasley said that McCurdy has been battling “a serious medical issue” for the past two years.
“Bruce (Beasley), Brian (Beasley) and Caroline (Beasley) have been amazing throughout this entire ordeal and I will be forever grateful,” McCurdy said. “Beasley is a great company. I have loved working with everyone and want you to know that you have made the past five years of my career extremely rewarding and satisfying. Good luck, be the best and continue to hustle!”
Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley commented, “Bob’s thoughtful insight, professional wisdom and unlimited dedication have been truly instrumental to our company’s success since joining [the company] in June 2016. He has been a trusted confidant, a valued advisor and an incredible ambassador on behalf of our organization and the radio industry. It has been an absolute privilege to have him on our team.”
Before coming on board at Beasley, he served as an outside consultant, working with the Naples, Fla.-based company as well as those owned by Alpha Media of Portland, Ore.
McCurdy began his radio industry career in Richmond, in a sales role, before moving on to sales and management responsibilities in Indianapolis. McCurdy would eventually land at Katz Radio, where he held sales and management positions in Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York. McCurdy was named President of the company in 1990 and went on to become President of Sentry Radio under the Katz Radio Group umbrella, before being named Regional President for Clear Channel Radio Sales upon Clear Channel’s purchase of the Katz Media Group. In 2009, he became the President of Katz Marketing Solutions, a division of the Katz Radio Group.
McCurdy has trained hundreds of salespeople and is regarded as a key voice on behalf of the radio industry with both advertisers and agencies.