Bob Heymann joined Media Services Group in 2008 and in 2019 he was named by Radio And Television Business Report as one of the Top 10 Media Brokers In America.
At MSG, Bob has bought or sold dozens of radio stations, TV stations, and towers for clients of the firm, highlighted by co-brokering the radio portion of the $415,000,000 Gray Television acquisition of Schurz Communications and the sale of the Poole Tower Complex at Mt. Wilson in Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Media Services Group in 2008, Bob spent 24 years in the media brokerage business in Chicago where he successfully brokered various-sized radio and TV stations from coast to coast 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) Chicago for $165,000,000, the sale of WPNT-FM (now WSHE) Chicago for $75,000,000, and the sale of KOMA AM & FM Oklahoma City for $54,000,000.
Among his other business enterprises, Bob was co-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). Before starting his station brokerage business in 1984, Bob managed KQAK-FM in San Francisco and previous to that, he held management positions and consulting relationships with some of the largest broadcasters in America including NBC and CBS.
Bob holds a B.S. Degree from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He 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.
Bob became one of the youngest persons in U.S. history to be awarded a First Class Radio Telephone Operator License by the FCC after becoming interested in broadcasting at the age of 14.