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CBS President/CEO Leslie Moonves to Speak at 2012 Radio Show
Washington and New York - May 15, 2012 - CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves will participate in a question-and-answer session with NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith on Sept. 19, following opening remarks by Smith and RAB President and CEO Erica Farber. The Radio Show is jointly produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and will be held Sept. 19-21 in Dallas.
Moonves is president and chief executive officer of CBS Corporation, one of the world's largest media enterprises. In this role, he oversees all operations of the company, including CBS Radio, the CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Stations, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, CBS Outdoor, Simon & Schuster, CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and EcoMedia.
Moonves and Smith will discuss the changing media landscape and what is on the horizon for radio, including trends in business development, programming and advertising, innovations in technology and new opportunities for revenue and growth.
Moonves joined CBS in 1995 as president of entertainment, after serving as president of Warner Bros. Television. He was promoted to president and CEO of CBS Television in 1998, and became its chairman in 2003. He was later named co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom and chairman of CBS in 2004, overseeing domestic and international broadcast television operations, its radio division and outdoor advertising operations. In 2006, when Viacom split its businesses into two publicly traded companies, Moonves was named president and CEO of the newly formed CBS Corporation.
Moonves serves on the board of trustees of the Entertainment Industries Council. He is also a trustee of the National Council for Families and Television and of the American Film Institute, and is past president of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. He is co-chair of the Los Angeles Board of Governors of the Paley Center for Media. In March 2003, Moonves was honored by the International Radio and Television Society as the recipient of the Gold Medal Award, one of most prestigious honors in media and entertainment.
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