Steve Wexler, E. W. Scripps vice president of radio, was named one of the “most powerful” people in the industry, according to the trade publication RadioInk.
Scripps’ also promoted the news on its own website.
Wexler squeaked into the top 40 at number 38.
Wexler grew up in the former Journal Broadcast Group.
In 1976 at the age of 16 he was hired as a gofer for announcer Jonathan Green and would ride his bike to the station.
He rose to the position of executive vice president of radio and television for the group which included WTMJ-AM (620) and WTMJ-TV (Channel 4).
The Cincinnati based Scripps acquired Journal Broadcast’s radio and television stations in April.
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