Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Art of the Deal - Purchasing U-T San Diego
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker(s):John Lynch, Vice Chairman/CEO, Manchester Lynch Integrated Media
Lynch started his career at the Chicago Tribune before moving into radio in the Midwest. In 1972 he moved to San Diego and within a decade was part owner of Noble Broadcast Group, which owned several radio stations. Lynch is credited for expanding the company, which sold for $152 million in 1996. In 2003, Lynch founded the Broadcast Company of America and started XX Sports Radio (1090-AM), which he left last year.
Before his media career began Lynch did a short-stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers as linebacker before he was injured.
Scott Kaplan, Co-Host, Scott, BR & Amber Show, UT-TV (Moderator)
Kaplan helped pioneer internet radio. In 1996, Kaplan was hired by then Sportsline USA executive Ross Levihnson, (now a top executive with Yahoo!), to program a 24 hour sports talk online radio station. After two years of online broadcasting, Sportsline USA partnered with CBS Sports. Kaplan’s show, The Scott and Sid Show, was then syndicated nationally by Westwood One. Kaplan, and then on air partner, Sid Rosenberg, spent four years building their broadcast product, then relocated from the CBS Sportsline facilities in South Florida, to WNEW and the CBS broadcast center in New York. Kaplan then hosted Westwood One’s NFL Today pre game show for two seasons.
Kaplan moved from New York to San Diego in May of 2001, to team up with Smith on then, Southern California’s sports radio powerhouse, XTRA 690 AM. In late 2002, Clear Channel moved XTRA 690 from the San Diego market to Los Angeles. Kaplan and Smith teamed with the original owner and programmer of 690, John Lynch, to form The Mighty 1090.
Rancho Valencia Hotel
5921 Valencia Circle
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
858 756 1123
4:00 pm Registration/Networking
ACG SD Sponsors: no charge
ACG SD Members w/meal plan: no charge
ACG SD Members w/out meal plan: $35
Future Members: $65
Gail Dill, Executive Director
P.O. Box 19391
San Diego, CA 92159-0391