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. Since then, TMN has grown into the leading independent talk radio syndication company, powered by a world class team of radio professionals who consistently strive to exceed the needs of our 750+ affiliate stations, our advertisers, and the numerous programs that call Talk Media Network their syndication home.

Day in & day out, Josh puts his nearly 18 years of broadcast radio experience to work to build better & more successful talk shows. He continues to build on his station-level experience as the content leader and Program Director of  News / Talk outlets: 790 KNST, 1340 WJRW, 1240 WJIM, 1490 WKLQ, Michigan Media Network, and the Michigan Talk Network. Prior, he cut his teeth in the talk radio trenches as a 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).

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 your station’s ratings in similar fashion, while creating new local sponsor opportunities.

Josh’s work has won awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (6 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, a certified Project Manager, and licensed private pilot.

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?