Steve Goldstein Exits Saga Communications; Launches Podcast Company

Saga Communications Steve Goldstein Vice President ProgrammingAfter 28 years with Saga Communications, Executive Vice President/Group Program Director Steve Goldstein has exited the company as of Tuesday, March 24.

Goldstein will serve as a Consultant through a transitionary period. In a press statement he reveals that he will be starting up Amplifi Media, his own company focusing on-demand audio podcasts.

Amplifi will “concentrate on storytelling, compelling content and fresh voices on a variety of popular subjects, and will adapt, craft and focus the product for the unique needs of the digital audio business”.

Goldstein joined Saga when it was formed in 1986 after previous career stops that include programming WHYT and WOMC Detroit, WTIC-FM Hartford, and Assistant PD at WABC New York during the latter days of its Top 40 era.

Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SGA) today announced that Steven J. Goldstein, Executive Vice President and Group Program Director, has left Saga effective March 24, 2015.

Edward K. Christian, Chairman, President and CEO of Saga Communications, Inc., thanked Steve for his many contributions over his 28 year career with Saga. To assist in the transition, Mr. Goldstein has agreed to serve as a consultant to the Company.

Commenting on his departure Mr. Goldstein said, “Saga has been a remarkable home for 28 years. We have built some terrific brands and grown top talent. Best of all has been working with a wonderfully gifted staff. While I will miss them and Ed Christian, I am pleased to continue with Saga in a consulting capacity and am excited to move on to a more entrepreneurial role with my own company where I will be focusing on digital on-demand audio.”

Saga Communications, Inc. is a broadcasting company whose business is devoted to acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties. The Company owns or operates broadcast properties in 25 markets, including 62 FM and 30 AM radio stations, 1 state radio network, 4 television stations and 5 low-power television stations. For additional information, contact us at (313) 886-7070 or visit our website at www.sagacom.com.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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