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.
Prior to founding TMN, as Program Director, Josh led 790 KNST to a +46% overall ratings increase and 3rd in the market (Fall 2009 Phase II Arbitrend) in just 11 months – from a 3.9 share to a 5.7 share, with no marketing budget, and against a strong FM Talk competitor. He 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.