SAN DIEGO, December 2, 2016 – Broadcast industry veteran Al Peterson will publish the final editions of NTS MediaOnline Today and NTS MediaOnline Monthly, on Friday, December 16, 2016. The founder and publisher of the respected News/Talk/Sports industry publications arrived at the final decision to end their 10-year run over the Thanksgiving holiday.
“After serving as the News/Talk/Sports editor for 10 years at the iconic industry newspaper Radio & Records, to then creating NTS MediaOnline and building it into a reliable and trusted hub for news, information and conversation about Talk Radio for the last decade, it just feels right to start a new chapter in my life – one where I’m not waking before sunrise to a blank page and a daily deadline. This was not a decision based on economics, health, or anything of the sort. This is truly a personal decision on my part to turn the page and seek out new ways contribute my knowledge and experience to the industry I’ve loved and worked in for more than four and a half decades.”
Commenting on his NTS MediaOnline partner (and current RAB SVP/Membership) Brooke Williams, Peterson says, “Through the majority of these past 20 years, I’ve had the great fortune of having my good friend and longtime sales and marketing partner Brooke working by my side. Her efforts and contributions made our success possible while first at R&R and then as we built and grew NTS MediaOnline Today together. She’s one in ’10’ million, and I cannot thank her enough for her friendship, her profound professionalism … and for helping me put my kids through college!”
(The NTSMediaOnline.com website and associated email addresses for both Peterson and Williams will remain active through the end of 2016).
About Al Peterson
Al Peterson is a 45-year broadcast industry professional. For the last 20 of those years, he reported on the business and personalities of News/Talk and Sports/Talk radio, first as the News/Talk/Sports radio editor for Radio & Records and the architect of its annual Talk Radio Seminar, and then as the founder and publisher of NTS MediaOnline.
Prior to that, Al served as VP/Programming at San Diego’s Par Broadcasting, where he oversaw the market’s first duopoly ownership group. He was instrumental in returning the legendary KOGO call letters to the market and re-launching AM 600 as a News/Talker in the mid 1990s.
From the early 1980s until the early 1990s, Peterson helped develop programming and management strategies for radio stations nationwide and internationally as founder of his own firm, Peterson Media Services. Prior to that, he served as EVP of the Los Angeles- based radio consulting firm Pollack Media Group. In 1992, he joined Unistar Radio Networks when the company relocated its long-form, satellite-delivered format service to Valencia, Calif., where he served as national affiliates consultant for 1,200 Hot AC, AC, AOR, Nostalgia and Country affiliates. His early radio career included programming and on-air positions in Northern New Jersey, Rochester, N.Y. and Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
A born and raised ‘Jersey Boy,’ Peterson has happily called Southern California his home for nearly 35 years.
Editor’s Note: This is a special announcement from NTS MediaOnline Today. Your next regular news update from ‘The Daily Digest of Talk Media’ returns to your inbox on Monday, December 5th.