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John Gehron

John Gehron

John Gehron is currently a broadcast consultant, and COO of AccuRadio.com, an internet radio company based in Chicago.

Prior to consulting, Gehron was General Manager of Harpo Radio which developed "Oprah and Friends" a channel on XM satellite radio. His other experience includes Regional VP and Market Manager for Clear Channel Chicago's 7 radio stations(WGCI-FM, WVAZ-FM, WLIT-FM, WNUA-FM, WKSC-FM, WGRB-AM and WRLL-AM), as well as the Clear Channel stations in the Milwaukee, Madison and Eau Claire, Wisconsin markets. Gehron was the senior vice president of programming for CBS/Infinity Broadcasting, and before that served as Co- Chief Operating Officer at American Radio Systems. In 2001, Gehron was honored at the Radio and Records Annual Convention as the Group Executive of the Year.

Gehron began his broadcast career in 1970 as program director at CBS's WCAU-FM (now WOGL-FM) in Philadelphia. His Chicago background stretches back to 1974 when he was the program director and general manager at WLS-AM. Gehron created the national standard for the "smooth jazz" format and became a major factor in the nation's third largest radio market.