RAHSAN-RAHSAN LINDSAY NAMED CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER OF MEDIACO: HOT 97, WBLS, AND FAIRWAY OUTDOOR; BRADFORD
TOBIN NAMED PRESIDENT AND COO
Company Appoints New Seasoned Leadership in
Key Roles to Fuel Growth and Continued Service to Black Culture and
the Hip Hop Community
MediaCo Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: MDIA), owner of HOT 97,
WBLS, and Fairway Outdoor, announced today that Rahsan-Rahsan
Lindsay has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective July
1, 2021. Mr. Lindsay most recently served as Executive Vice
President, Urban One. He brings over twenty years of successful
leadership experience across media, television, and advertising to
MediaCo. As CEO, Lindsay will be responsible for setting MediaCo's
overall strategic vision and expanding its radio and outdoor
divisions with an emphasis on transforming the digital
“Rahsan-Rahsan is a talented and dedicated leader with the right
strategic vision, relentless drive, and passion for media required
to lead the MediaCo team at this critical time. He forged his
career at the intersection of technology and media, and his vast
experience and keen perspective will be invaluable in taking the
company into the future,” said MediaCo Board Director Laura
Lindsay has spent the past nine years at Urban One, Inc., where
he oversaw advertising sales, integrated marketing, and sales
operations for TV One and sister network CLEO TV, which he helped
launch in 2019. In 2020, he took over the role as head of iOne
Digital ad sales and One Solution, Urban One’s cross-platform
marketing group, as well as One X Studios, the branded content
production arm of Urban One. Prior to joining TV One in 2011,
Lindsay spent nearly eight years in Ad Sales for Viacom Media
Networks, focused on new business development for MTV, Comedy
Central, Spike, CMT, and TV Land. He also served as VP of Ad Sales
for MTV2, mtvU, and Palladia.
Passionate about serving the community and grooming the next
generation of leaders, in his spare time Lindsay serves as the
co-chair of the Board of Directors for The Brotherhood/Sister Sol,
a Harlem-based nonprofit organization.
“The opportunity to work with iconic brands like HOT 97 and WBLS
is just too good to pass up,” said Lindsay. “I see a number of
potential ways to further cultivate both brands, build on their
well-established legacies, and drive new revenue streams. I’m also
energized by the opportunity to leverage the Fairway footprint in a
way that helps fulfill the MediaCo mission to connect with broader
MediaCo’s newly formed senior management team is poised to drive
future success, comprised of capable leaders who bring a
collaborative spirit and a necessary focus on future strategy. As
part of MediaCo’s strategic realignment, Bradford Tobin was
also recently named President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Brad is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers
results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization
and accountability within MediaCo, with a laser focus on
operational excellence," said Soo Kim, MediaCo’s lead investor.
Prior to joining MediaCo in August 2020, Tobin served as General
Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer for Standard Diversified Inc., and
General Counsel/SVP for RadioShack, where he established a proven
track record for building and managing high-growth sales
organizations. In his current role, Tobin leads business operations
for MediaCo, including rapidly scaling digital capabilities and
aligning the organization’s innovation engine.
“I'm proud to be a part of MediaCo’s executive team and thrilled
to help lead the company into its next phase of innovation as we
focus on building a 360 media experience for consumers," said
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ABOUT HOT 97: HOT 97 (WQHT 97.1FM)
is the world’s first all Hip-Hop station and has held the dominant
position in New York for over twenty years. HOT 97 is best known
for its celebrity on air talent, such as Ebro Darden, Funk Flex,
and Nessa, as well as being the world’s premier source for Hip Hop
music culture, both on air and online at HOT97.com and its mobile
app. Follow us on facebook.com/HOT97official, twitter.com/HOT97,
instagram.com/HOT97, and youtube.com/HOT97.
ABOUT WBLS: (WBLS 107.5FM) WBLS is
the #1 source for R&B music and contemporary Black culture.
Known as the world's best-looking sound, this timeless brand has
led the conversation in the Black community as the go-to source for
news, lifestyle, advice, and Gospel since 1972. The station’s
roster of world-renowned personalities include Steve Harvey,
Shaila, Deja Vu, and Lenny Green, as well as legendary DJs Red
Alert, Scratch, and Chuck Chillout, who bridge the gap across
generations and around the world!
ABOUT MEDIACO: MediaCo Holding Inc.
(“MediaCo”) is a publicly listed multimedia company (NASDAQ: MDIA)
that serves communities throughout the country. MediaCo owns and
operates two of the top urban radio stations in New York City, HOT
97 and WBLS, as well as an out-of-home advertising business with
over 3,500 faces throughout the Southeastern U.S. The company
primarily generates revenue from advertising sales and events.
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