Skyview COO Upped To Chief Executive Role


It’s a broadcast technology, syndication and national network sales operation known for providing services to ABC Audio, CBS Audio, Local Radio Networks, Alpha Media USA, JackFM, The Weather Channel, The Associated Press, Hubbard Broadcasting, Cox Media Group, professional and collegiate sports organizations, and two state news networks.

It also has a syndication portfolio for such programs as The Dana Cortez Show and Nick Cannon Radio, and enjoys ties to Quu’s ad-sync technology.

Skyview Networks has established itself as a radio industry leader. Now, one of its top C-Suite figures is being promoted to CEO.

Earning the promotion is COO Steve Jones.

In his new role, Jones will lead the sales, content, broadcast distribution and technology company “as it continues to build on a successful period of growth and innovation,” Skyview says.

Jones joined Skyview in 2019. Since then, the company says his efforts have helped Skyview in achieving an expanded and diversified business portfolio.

What does this mean for Ken Thiele, Founder and CEO? He’ll become Skyview’s Executive Chairman of the Board, and continue in a high-level advisory role for the company.

“Over the last 25 years, Skyview has evolved into a dynamic solutions leader in network audio, and through our enduring growth, we have always maintained a commitment to innovation and quality,” Thiele said. “I have had the privilege of working alongside Steve both as a client and as a leader within our company—he embodies these characteristics, which are also matched with an unyielding drive for excellence, keen business sense, and distinguished experience. I am privileged to welcome him to the role of CEO.”

Prior to joining Skyview Networks, Jones spent many years at ABC under the ownership of The Walt Disney Company, leading business units at ABC News Audio and ABC News Digital. He was named Radio & Records “News Executive of the Year” in 2005 and 2007), among other industry accolades received across his career.

“Steve is the consummate leader with total dedication to our employees, the industry and most of all, the growth of Skyview. He guides each step with intelligent, strategic thinking and is sought after by industry leaders for counsel,” Jeanne-Marie Condo, EVP at Skyview Networks, added.  “It has been a privilege for me to partner with Ken and I thank him for this insightful decision. I am excited to continue working alongside Steve taking Skyview to the next level.”