Ron Hartenbaum



Ron’s background in network and national radio makes him a stand out in the world of talk radio management. Beginning as an account manager with Needham and Grey Advertising, then as a VP of Sales for Westwood One and as a director of new business for the ABC owed radio stations, Ron went on to become a founding partner of MediaAmerica and CEO of Jones Radio Networks.

Ron is heralded with creating programming and marketing strategies that helped build MediaAmerica and then Jones into a national radio program distribution powerhouse. He was instrumental in the sales strategies that enabled the Rush Limbaugh Radio Program to gain market acceptance in the network radio-advertising world. He?s also developed network radio sales and marketing programs for NASCAR/Motor Racing Network, The National Football League and NCAA football. In addition, Ron has also worked with Neal Boortz, Dennis Prager, Clark Howard, Mike Gallagher and Ed Schultz.

In 2004 Ron founded WYD Media Management LLC that now distributes over 100 hours of programming per week on radio and TV spanning a wide range of political viewpoints. Show hosts include: Stephanie Miler, Thom Hartmann, Michael Smerconish, David Webb, Mike Malloy, Ernest Istook, Sam Seder, Mike Papantonio, Robert Kennedy Jr., and Zach Sang.

Additionally, Ron serves as President of the T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry?s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.