Edward K. Christian, Chairman, President and CEO of Saga Communications, Inc., thanked Steve for his many contributions over his 28 year career with Saga. To assist in the transition, Mr. Goldstein has agreed to serve as a consultant to the Company.
Commenting on his departure Mr. Goldstein said, “Saga has been a remarkable home for 28 years. We have built some terrific brands and grown top talent. Best of all has been working with a wonderfully gifted staff. While I will miss them and Ed Christian, I am pleased to continue with Saga in a consulting capacity and am excited to move on to a more entrepreneurial role with my own company where I will be focusing on digital on-demand audio.”
Goldstein is leaving Saga to launch a new compay Amplifi Media. Amplifi will focus on the podcast and audio on demand sector.
Goldstein noted on the new company, "The top of the iTunes podcast chart is dominated by NPR and affiliates. They have done a tremendous job but there is a world of mainstream topics yet to be explored for on-demand-audio. That's where Amplifi will live."
Goldstein continued, "As connected cars, Bluetooth, and smartphones converge, time-shifted audio will grow exponentially. People will listen to content at a time and place of their choosing, just as is occurring rapidly in the television industry with Netflix, DVRs, and on-demand video."