McVay Media becoming McVay/Cook & Associates


Long time broadcast consulting firm McVay Media CEO & Founder Mike McVay (pictured) has brought back Charlie Cook, this time as President and Partner of McVay Media, which will be renamed McVay/Cook & Associates. Concurrently, President of the New Media Division Daniel Anstandig is stepping down to focus his full energies his President/CEO role at Listener Driven Radio, which is taking off.

So to take Anstandig’s place, Jon Erdahl has been promoted to President of the New Media Division of the new McVay/Cook & Associates. Anstandig will continue in a partnership and advisory role at M/C & A, and Jessica Kershner moves from VP/Operations at McVay New Media to become President of the newly launched McVay/Cook Social Media division.  Nicole Lanigan takes over responsibility for the Show Prep Services. Dan Halyburton is promoted to EVP of the New Media Division, from VP/Innovation, McVay New Media. He was previously Radio Time President.

Cook will continue as Director of Programming and Brand Management for West Virginia Radio Corp, complimenting his expanded role with McVay/Cook and Associates.

Said McVay: “Doris McVay (COO), Charlie and I started McVay Media together nearly 28 years ago. The company has grown and evolved over the years to where we now encompass broadcast consulting, talent coaching, show prep, digital, social and new media as well as McVay Syndication which is our own radio network. Charlie is the perfect person to guide the reorganization and growth of these companies. We welcome him as a partner and as our leader.”

Added Anstandig: “The reorganization of The New Media Division, with Jon as its President, strengthens our company’s position in the industry and emboldens our abilities to build digital audience and revenue strategies for broadcasters. I have enjoyed consulting media companies as a partner in McVay New Media for the last ten years, and will continue as a partner and advisor to the new company. The growth of Listener Driven Radio has been fast and furious, and as full-time President/CEO of LDR, we’ll continue to focus on generating game-changing ratings, revenue, and web traffic results for our growing list of affiliates and partners.”