One of the things I really wished I had done earlier was met the owners and the business people on the radio industry. After going to the Radio Show in Dallas this past year, I came to realize quickly they don’t travel in the same circles as on-air talent does. I’ve never met Jerry but he has a great story. Told here in 2012. He retired that year and I have not heard much about him since but he sold WEDR and 99 Jamz for 100 Million dollars to Cox Radio some years ago. One thing that he says that rings so true when you own a business is you don’t see what other people see. To you, you are running a business to them, you are building a legacy. I truly hope this video inspires a future Jerry Rushin in the industry today trying to find his or her way.
Kevin Ross is the CEO of Radio Facts. He is a music and radio industry vet who has been a programmer and a radio host in several markets like Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, and more. He started Radio Facts in 1995 as a voice for Black industry executives to have a voice in the industry. Ross is a musician, writer, voice talent, and author. Radio Facts is currently the largest urban industry trade and site.