Drew Horowitz To Retire As Hubbard Radio President/COO
Hubbard Radio has announced that Drew Horowitz will retire as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company at the end of the year.
Horowitz joined Hubbard in April 2011 as part of the company’s $505 million acquisition of stations in Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Washington DC from Bonneville. He previously held the same position at Bonneville after moving up the ranks from General Sales Manager and VP/GM of Hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Chicago. Horowitz also was Chief Operating Officer and part-owner of station group Lakeshore Communications and GM of 99.5 WUSN and 103.5 WFYR Chicago.
Hubbard CEO Ginny Morris released the following memo to staffers in announcing Horowitz’ impending retirement:
Warm summer greetings to all of you —
I write to you today to tell you about a change that will be coming to our company at the end of the year.
After 43 years of working in, owning and running radio stations and companies, Drew Horowitz, our President and COO, will be retiring from Hubbard Radio at the end of 2019.
Drew came to Hubbard Radio as a part of our transformational acquisition of four Bonneville markets in 2011. Since that time, Drew has been instrumental in helping us further grow the company as we added clusters in Phoenix and Seattle, bolstered our cluster in St. Louis and most recently, acquired our operations in West Palm Beach.
Like me, I know that each of you has appreciated working with and getting to know Drew both professionally and personally. And… I absolutely know that each of us has learned a great deal from Drew and not just about radio, business and leadership. I know that Drew has touched and helped many of us personally as well as professionally.
Drew is a wise and generous leader and it has been an honor to be able to work alongside him for the last eight years.
We will be celebrating Drew in the coming months and we will be in ‘business as usual’ mode until further notice.
Please join me in sharing our heartfelt appreciation for all that Drew has done to make us the best we can be and in wishing him all good things in the future.