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Radio Ink, the industry’s leading trade publication, has named CBS RADIO’s President and CEO, Dan Mason, as the magazine’s 2010 Executive of the Year.  In conjunction with this prestigious honor, Mason was interviewed and appears on the cover of the Jan. 3 issue of Radio Ink.  In the issue he discusses the current state of radio and the future of the medium, the expansion of the digital radio space, and what is currently taking place at CBS RADIO.              

Mason was chosen as Executive of the Year for a multitude of reasons including his energy and passion for the medium, his commitment to local radio, digital and HD Radio, and the positive changes and growth made by the Company in the past year.

Of nominating Mason, Radio Ink Publisher/CEO Eric Rhoads said, “Dan Mason has led CBS Radio through the past couple of years and back to strong growth by focusing intently on its strengths while aggressively innovating.  We're happy to name him Radio Ink's Executive of the Year.”  

Mason was President of CBS RADIO from 1995-2002 and joined Westinghouse as President of Group W Radio in 1993. Mason returned to CBS RADIO in April 2007 after serving as an adviser and consultant to CBS and other domestic and international companies in the radio broadcasting industry for the five years prior.  He has been presented with numerous influential awards including the Ralph Gabbard Distinguished Kentuckian Award, Radio Ink’s Most Powerful People in Radio, and the Mediaweek 50 list.  

Radio Ink
's Radio Executive of the Year honors a “top executive who exemplifies the values that are vital to the growth and success of radio, demonstrating both outstanding leadership and a spirit of innovation.”  Past honorees have included Bonneville International President/CEO Bruce Reese, ICBC Broadcast Holdings President/COO Charles Warfield, WBEB/Philadelphia owner Jerry Lee, Emmis Communications President/CEO Jeff Smulyan, and Entercom President/CEO David Field.