DES MOINES, IA -- Former 95X (WAQX) Program Director Steve Brill is leaving radio, according to multiple national trade outlets. Brill, who will end a 30-year radio career when he wraps up a 3-year run as Ops Manager for Citadel's Des Moines cluster next month, is forming his own company. But rather than leave radio altogether, Brill's new business will let him work alongside radio stations across the country.
According to AllAccess.com, Brill says his new company, "Concert Tours for Radio," will focus on hooking up radio stations across the country with "festival-like concerts ... at no cost to the stations." In a nutshell, his company will act as the liason between artists, record labels and stations, pulling everyone together for "jaw-dropping shows" that will be "a win-win for all involved."
Brill tells RadioInk.com he got the idea after "generating several hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue" for his cluster via the KGGO Summer Jam and the KJJY/KHKI Big Country Bash. He says he's confident he can take his success from Des Moines and replicate it in other markets around the nation.
Although he's expected to remain on board with Citadel until July 8th, Brill's already taking inquiries from radio stations looking to set up concerts for next year. He's at (815)621-1515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.