January 7, 2008
Media Services Group, the nation_s largest media brokerage company, today announced the addition of Robert L. Heymann Jr. as a Director of the firm. Mr. Heymann will be establishing the first Media Services Group office in the Chicago area, effective today.
_I am honored and excited to be joining the nation_s most successful media brokerage firm,_ said Bob Heymann. _ Given its unique attributes, I believe Media Serves Group is best positioned to serve our industry in 2008. No other media brokerage company has offices from coast to coast. It_s a huge advantage for clients of the firm, whether they are buying or selling stations_
Mr. Heymann has spent the past 24 years in the media brokerage business in Chicago where he successfully brokered various sized radio and TV stations across the country with a total aggregate value in excess of $500,000,000. A few of his record setting transactions include the sale of WNIB-FM (now WDRV-FM) Chicago for $165,000,000, the sale of WPNT-FM (now WILV-FM) Chicago for $75,000,000, and the sale of KOMA AM&FM Oklahoma City for $54,000,000. In the Chicago area alone, in addition to WDRV and WILV, Mr. Heymann brokered WEJM-FM (now WSRB-FM), WCBR-FM (now WKIE-FM), WAIT-AM, WEEF-AM, and WFXW-AM (now WSPY-AM).
Among his other business enterprises, Mr. Heymann was founder and chairman of the nation_s first broadband cable system and chairman of the largest telecom information company partnered with Pacific Bell (now AT&T).
Prior to beginning his brokerage business, Mr. Heymann managed KQAK-FM San Francisco, and previous to that, he held management positions and consulting relationships with some of the largest broadcasters in America including NBC, CBS, and Evergreen Media.
Mr. Heymann holds a B.S. Degree from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Heymann did post graduate work at New York University_s Stern Graduate School of Business and later pursued an M.B.A. at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
George Reed, Media Services Group_s Managing Director stated, _ We are thrilled to have someone with Bob_s experience join us. His accomplishments over the past twenty years have been extraordinary, and we look forward to him bringing his knowledge and passion for broadcasting to our clients._
About Media Services Group
Media Services Group was founded in 1990 and has grown into one of the most successful media brokerage firms in the past decade. The firm offers brokerage, asset management, valuation and investment banking services to the broadcast and new media industries from offices throughout the U.S. For more information, please visit www.MediaServicesGroup.com.