“Chachi Loves Everybody” takes listeners with Denes – better known as “Chachi” – as he sits down for candid conversations with Radio’s legends, master brand builders, and innovators in the burgeoning audio space, revealing the true stories behind their successes and their insights into building iconic brands through audio.
In the Carolyn Gilbert episode, Gilbert recounts moving from her hometown of New York City to Penn State University in the early 70’s, breaking into Cincinnati radio and building her first media research company, Critical Mass Media, under Jacor President/CEO Randy Michaels. She also tells some funny behind-the-scenes stories from the early days of consolidation at Jacor through the company’s purchase by Clear Channel and how she went from heading Research at the Tribune Company to building next-generation research and digital marketing company, NuVoodoo, into its leadership position in radio today.
In Ron Stone’s socially distanced video chat with Chachi, he reveals how an accounting job led to ultimately running a radio company, and along the way, building a successful career at Beasley Media Group under the mentorship of founder George Beasley. Stone also talks about buying and selling a radio station, and discusses leading Adams Radio Group during the Coronavirus pandemic.