josh leng, talk media network ceo

JOSH LENG, CEO

After years of creating and consulting numerous talk radio shows, Josh officially founded Talk Media Network in 2010. Josh brings more than 15 years of broadcast radio experience to the team, including as a talk radio Producer on News / Talk leading stations in Los Angeles (KFI-AM 640), Baltimore (WBAL-AM 1090), Tucson (KNST-AM 790) and Grand Rapids (WOOD-AM 1300). He has also led a handful of News / Talk outlets as Program Director, including: 790 KNST, 1340 WJRW, 1240 WJIM, 1490 WKLQ, Michigan Media Network, and the Michigan Talk Network.

Advice for show hosts & owners: The best day to start syndicating your show, was yesterday.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE

As a News/Talk station Program Director, Josh led 790 KNST to a +46% overall ratings increase and 3rd in the market (Fall 2009 PII) in just 11 months, with no marketing budget, and against a strong FM Talk competitor. Morning show changes in Lansing, led to a significant ratings increase for 1240 WJIM. In Grand Rapids, he helped achieve all-time format high ratings for 1340 WJRW. Josh understands what it takes to compete and improve a talk radio station.

By developing and delivering great radio programs, his mission is to increase TMN affiliate stations’ ratings in a similar fashion.

Josh’s work has won awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (5 x Best in Category) and a Gold Addy. His imaging work (promos, intros, demos, etc.) has been used by more than a dozen nationally syndicated talk shows.

Josh is a veteran U.S. Air Force Officer, and certified Project Manager.

Questions for radio GMs, OMs & PDs: Are you programming your weekends so listeners set an appointment with your station? And are your shows attracting new local revenue?