A Face for Radio

A Face for Radio

by Gary Stone, Chris Rogers




A legend in radio, Gary Stone established himself as a pacesetter by growing a small Spanish radio station from $20,000 to $50,000,000 in annual sales. His innovations made radio history as Gary achieved unprecedented levels of growth, even during the toughest economy since the Great Depression. During his decade at Univision Radio, as President-COO, Gary Stone proved to be the stabilizing force behind the company's dramatic evolution, reaching approximately $500 million in sales with 74 radio stations in 17 markets across the US, including Puerto Rico. A Face for Radio shows how a determined young man with a love for music managed a seat-of-the-pants, career-carving journey in the constantly changing business of radio.

Gary's support of all Latin artists whose music was played on his stations is legendary...He was able to cross over and make it big!
— Shakira

Music, besides the fun of creating it and performing it, is in the end a business, and like anything in life, there are the good people and the bad people. Mr. Stone, man of his word who knows the industry inside out, is definitively on the top of the Good People
— Enrique Iglesias

I have witnessed the historic growth of Latin radio and how important it is for the success of every artist's career. I believe that it is key to developing relationships with the DJs and programming directors, etc. They all are part of our success. In life, it is important to always be grateful. I'd like to thank Gary for all he has done in our career and what he continues to do for music.
— Emilio Estefan

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to St, Jude Children's Research Hospital as well as to the Broadcaster's Foundation of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628543551
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Few Choice Moves 15

1 Blowing in the Wind 17

2 Imagine 25

3 Movin' On 33

4 Breaking into Sales as Dr. Johnny Fever 47

5 Born to be Wild 55

6 One of the Greatest Thrills of My Life 113

7 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 127

8 The Trill is Gone 145

9 Geraldo Piedra 155

10 Refried Dreams 169

11 And the Beat Goes On 179

12 If at First you Don't Succeed 193

13 California Dreaming 211

14 Rainy Days and Mondays 223

15 Nervously Waiting 233

16 Ahab the Arab 247

17 Times They Are a Changing 261

18 Never Lose Sight of What Business You're In 271

19 Funny How Time Slips Away 289

20 Ordinary Average Guy 301

Suggestions for Further Reading 311

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