John Dickey & Lewis Dickey Jr.: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 35

John Dickey & Lewis Dickey Jr.

Dickey: 48, Executive vp content and programming, Cumulus Media

 

Dickey Jr.: 53, Chairman/CEO, Cumulus Media


Last year's rank:
Dickey: 69; Dickey Jr.: 36

After parlaying two blockbuster deals into radio's second-largest company, the second-generation broadcasting brothers struck partnerships with Rdio and Music Choice to expand their footprint of 150 million listeners into streaming audio and video. The Cumulus tentacles now reach into publishing, events and the recording industry, through its Nash and Nash Icon country brands. "We're creating an omnipresence for this multiplatform lifestyle entertainment brand," says Lewis, who's the Wall Street-facing dealmaker and strategist, while John oversees programming, sales, marketing and engineering.

BUSINESS ROLE MODEL: "My father [broadcast executive Lewis Sr.] instilled values, judgment and good instincts." -- Lewis