CBS Radio New York Senior Vice President and Market Manager Don Bouloukos is retiring in June, according to CBS Radio President and CEO Dan Mason. Bouloukos first joined CBS Radio in 1998.
“It is never an easy decision to leave an industry you love, and a company and cluster of stations that have been such an important part of your life,” said Bouloukos. “But after 41 years, it is time.”
“Don is a consummate broadcaster whose contributions to the radio industry have made an indelible impact on the many stations he has directly worked with, and many more who have learned from his insight and guidance,” said Mason.
Bouloukos was named senior vice president and market manager, CBS Radio New York in October 2007. CBS Radio owns and operates WCBS(AM), WCBS(FM), WFAN(AM/FM), WINS(AM), WNOW(FM) and WWFS(FM). He previously served as senior vice president of mid-size markets for the eastern region at CBS Radio.
As co-chief operating officer at American Radio Systems Inc. from 1996–98, Bouloukos was involved in CBS Radio’s acquisition of ARS’s 100+ radio stations. He stayed with the company until fall 2002, and would return in 2003 as Philadelphia market manager, before taking on oversight of Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit and Houston and others.
Scott Herman will assume Bouloukos’ responsibilities, in addition to his role as executive vice president of operations for CBS Radio. Herman’s first corporate appointment for CBS Radio was in 2003 when he was named executive vice president, eastern region. Before that, he was SVP/market manager for the division’s New York properties. He was VP and GM of WINS(AM), and also WNEW(FM).
As a member of the ARS senior management team, Bouloukos shared operational and profit and loss responsibility for the $500 million radio company. He also co-managed the integration of EZ Communications and other companies and cultures into ARS.
Prior to his tenure at ARS, Bouloukos was president, Capital Cities/ABC Radio Stations (1986–96). He was responsible for operations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, San Francisco, Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Denver.
Bouloukos began his career at ABC in 1974 as an account executive for WLS(AM) in Chicago. He held several positions prior to the merger with Capital Cities, including general sales manager WLS(AM) and VP/GM at WLS(AM/FM) before moving to New York as VP of operations for ABC-owned radio stations.