Radio Industry Pauses To Remember Jeanette Tully


The CEO of the Aloha Station Trust and the recently formed Ocean Station Trust, a radio industry veteran who has worked at such companies as Harte-Hanks Communications and Entravision Communications, has passed away.

As first reported by Radio Ink, Jeanette Tully died Sept. 11 in Nashville, where she was based.

Tully in November 2017 was charged with overseeing the Ocean Station Trust, a divestiture trust that saw the shift of two iHeartMedia-owned FMs in the Seattle market and one AM serving Boston in order for the company to complete an asset swap with Entercom.

She has overseen the 42-station Aloha Trust for Clear Channel and iHeart since 2008. The Aloha Station Trust is comprised of iHeart stations signaled for divestment from previous transactions dating to when the company was known as Clear Channel Communications.

Tully served as EVP/CFO of Entravision Communications from 1996-2002 and from 1978-1986 was VP/Broadcasting & Entertainment for Harte Hanks Communications.

She was also considered a pioneer among women in broadcasting and a mentor to many who have now ascended to power in the various media industries.

Her other career stints include roles as VP of Communications Equity (1986-1994), Executive VP for Alliance Broadcasting Corporation (1994-96) and as President/CEO of Radiovisa Corporation (2005-07).

Tully also sat on the Board of Directors of Journal Communications from 2005 to 2015.

The family encourages tributes on the website or gifts in Jeanette’s name to the MD Anderson Cancer Center Moon Shots Program (Pancreatic Cancer) and NAB Education Foundation Broadcast Leadership Training Program to support fellowships for women and minorities

— With reports from Streamline Publishing’s Radio Ink