Longtime broadcaster and network exec T.J. Lambert has been appointed executive vice president and general manager of Radio Ink magazine and Radio & Television Business Report. Lambert will run the day-to-day operations of both publications.
According to Deborah Parenti, EVP/Radio, “With the acquisition of Radio & Television Business Report we’ve entered a new era for the company, and T.J. is the perfect choice to run these brands. I’ve worked with T.J. when he’s served as an adviser to our conferences, and I’m thrilled to collaborate with him going forward.”
Streamline Chairman and Radio Ink founder B. Eric Rhoads said, “I’ve known T.J. most of my career in radio and have always considered him to be an A player — and I wanted to have him on my team. He’s that strong!”
Rhoads continued, “Radio Ink just celebrated 20 years, and we recently acquired Radio & Television Business Report, which just celebrated 30 years in our industry. We sought out a multi-faceted executive who could manage the multiple platforms of both brands and their related products. T.J. has vast experience in this arena, and ultimately our readers and advertisers will benefit.”
T.J. is a lifelong broadcaster experienced in all facets of the medium, including on-air, programming, sales, and management. Significantly, he co-wrote the business plan that launched what is today Dial Global formats while he was senior VP and general manager of Drake-Chenault Radio Consultants; Drake partnered with Jones International to create the Jones Radio Network.
In 1993 Lambert joined ABC/ESPN Radio, where he was one of the architects of ESPN Radio’s launch to 24/7. He spent 15-plus years with ESPN Radio and was instrumental in its explosive growth in affiliates and revenue. Lambert left ABC Radio Networks in 2008 after having served as senior vice president of worldwide distribution. He has spent the last four years as a consultant to various new media, radio, and radio network companies.
Streamline Publishing CEO Jim Robinson said, “This is a tremendous opportunity to add T.J.’s broad background to the business of growing these brands dedicated to improving the business of broadcasting.”