Dan Mason’s retirement just got even busier. The former president and CEO of CBS Radio has been named senior advisor for Broadcast Relations for iHeartMedia.
He will report to iHeartMedia CEO/Chairmain Bob Pittman and to iHeartMedia President/Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer Rich Bressler. Mason will advise Pittman and Bressler on issues important to iHeartMedia and the broadcast radio industry at large. He will also work with other broadcasters, vendors, government relations groups and important industry associations, including the National Association of Broadcasters.
“I’ve known and deeply respected Dan for decades,” said Pittman. “Given his long and deep relationships with the broadcast industry, we feel he is ideally suited to establishing deeper and more constant communications with everyone associated with the radio industry on an ongoing and timely basis. We look forward to Dan’s wise counsel on important broadcast issues.”
Mason served as president of CBS Radio from 1995 to 2002, then worked as an independent consultant to CBS and other broadcasters from 2002 to 2007. He reprised his earlier role as president in 2007 and added the title of CEO, a position he retained until his April 2015 retirement.
Earlier this week, Mason was elected to serve as chairperson for the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s board of directors. He previously served on the board of directors of the NAB and is a past recipient of the association’s National Radio Award. Mason is a 2015 inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame at the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in Chicago.