Gerry Cagle joined
when it was known as Album
Network -- eight years ago, and most recently, was
Executive VP, Publishing for SFX Multimedia. Mr. Cagle
replaces Steve Smith, who was recently promoted to a
corporate Executive Vice President role at SFX.
Mr. Cagle will
all of SFX Multimedia's
activities, including: the publication of seven trade
magazines for radio broadcasters, music retailers and
record industry executives, including the Album Network,
Network 40 and the Urban Network; Live Tonight, a
consumer publication distributed at all SFX venues; plus
the popular broadcast industry reference publication The
Yellow Pages of Rock; a research business that gathers
radio airplay and music retail information for record
labels, artist managers, retailers and broadcasters;
production and distribution of network radio special
events and live concert programming; and coordination of
several broadcast industry conferences, including the Top
40 programmers' "Summer Games."
Mr. Cagle has
enjoyed a 30-year
career in radio programming at
some of the most legendary Top 40 stations in the
country, including KHJ in Los Angeles, KFRC in San
Francisco and WAPP New York. The five-time winner of the
Major Market Programmer of the Year Award took time off
from the broadcast industry in 1980 to serve as Chief of
Staff for the Governor Cliff Finch of Mississippi. Mr.
Cagle has also authored three published fiction novels,
including Sheet Music last year.
"Gerry Cagle has the experience and
vision to continue the growth and expansion of SFX
Multimedia, while remaining focused on strengthening its
solid reputation as a resource for the entire music
industry," said Brian Becker, Chairman and CEO of SFX.
"I'm thrilled to be part of the
largest live entertainment company in the world.
Continuing to grow the core business of SFX Multimedia
while creating synergistic opportunities between SFX and
Clear Channel is a challenge I accept enthusiastically.
The future of our combined companies is bright and I'm
proud to be a part of it," said Cagle.
SFX, a subsidiary of Clear Channel
Communications (NYSE:CCU), is the world's largest
producer and marketer of live entertainment events. SFX
currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 130
live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in
the U.S. Each year, more than 60 million people attend
approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by
SFX, including: Live music events; Broadway and touring
Broadway shows; family entertainment shows; and
specialized sports and motor sports shows. SFX also
provides strategic sports marketing sales and consulting
services to professional and college teams, leagues,
venues and properties.
In addition, SFX
a leading full-service talent
management company, specializing in the representation of
athletes and broadcasters. SFX is headquartered in New
York City. More information is available at
Clear Channel Communications, Inc.,
headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a global leader
in the out-of home advertising industry with radio and
television stations, outdoor displays and entertainment
venues in 40 countries around the world. Including
announced transactions, Clear Channel operates over 1,120
radio and 18 television stations in the United States and
has equity interests in over 240 radio stations
internationally. Clear Channel also operates more than
750,000 outdoor advertising displays, including
billboards, street furniture and transit panels across
- TVI Magazine