David Field, president and chief executive officer of Entercom Communications Corporation, will receive the National Radio Award during the Radio Luncheon on Wednesday, September 6. The 2017 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held September 5-8 in Austin.
“David’s passion for radio and business savvy have led Entercom to new heights,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “We look forward to recognizing him for his continuous dedication and significant contributions to the business.”
Field is president and chief executive officer at Entercom, the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. In February 2017, Entercom announced a merger with CBS Radio that will make it the second-largest radio broadcaster, with a platform that includes many of the country’s most iconic station brands and most popular local personalities covering almost all of the top 50 markets, along with robust digital and events businesses.
Since the industry’s partial deregulation in the mid-1990s, Entercom has grown from 15 stations with roughly $35 million in revenues into one of the industry’s largest and consistently best performing companies. Post-merger, Entercom will have over 240 stations and roughly $1.6 billion in revenues.
Prior to becoming Entercom’s president in 1998, Field served in multiple positions with the company, including chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Before joining Entercom, he was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York.
Field has received numerous awards for his leadership and community service and has been named to “Institutional Investor’s” list of the Best CEOs in America three times. Additionally, he serves on the boards of directors of Entercom, the National Constitution Center, The Wilderness Society, and on the Madison Council of the Library of Congress. Field has also served as chairman of the NAB Radio Board.