Lancaster, PA - Apr 16, 2009 - David Kennedy has joined Flycast as chief executive officer. Kennedy has more than 35 years experience in the media industry, most recently as CEO and vice chairman of Interep, and previously as president and CEO of Susquehanna Media. Sam Abadir, Flycast's founder and current CEO, will assume chairman and CTO roles.
Kennedy began his career with Susquehanna Radio as a staff announcer at WLQR Toledo in 1973, subsequently holding a series of station and corporate positions, including director of program research, vice president of planning and research and in 1995 became president and COO of the company. Kennedy was named president and CEO of parent company Susquehanna Media in 2004, overseeing all of its media holdings including its Internet operations, until the sale of the radio and cable businesses to Cumulus Media Partners and Comcast (respectively) in 2006.
He is a past chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters joint board of directors, and has served as chairman or member of a number of NAB committees, including the radio board of directors; Responsible Programming Industry Task Force; Financial Advisory Committee; Committee on Local Radio Audience Measurement (COLRAM); and Radio Audience Measurement Taskforce (RAMTF). He is also a past chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau's board of directors, as well as a member of its executive committee. He was also a member of the RAB's GOALS committee and served as past chairman of the RAB's finance committee, as well as the research and new technologies committees.