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Richard George Rakovan

Richard George Rakovan, American broadcast executive.

Background

  • Rakovan, Richard George was born on September 26, 1938 in Elyria, Ohio, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, Michigan State University.

    Career

    • Promotion manager Jay-Kay Distributing, Detroit, 1960-1962. Factory branch manager Dot Records Distributing Corporation, Buffalo, 1961-1962. Salesman Station WKBW-AM-FM, 1963-1965.

      Midwest sales manager Station WPAT-AM-FM, New York City, 1965-1967, general sales manager, 1968-1970, Station WJR-AM-FM, Detroit, 1970-1974. Vice president, general manager Station WPRO-AM-FM, Providence, 1974-1979. Senior vice president radio station group Outlet Communications, Inc., 1979-1984.

      Vice president and general manager Station WFYR-FM, Chicago, since 1985.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Rhode Island Association for the Blind (board directors), Rhode Island Advisory Committee, United States Commission on Civil Rights, Fundraising Committee, Heart of America Challenge, Chicago American's Cup Syndicate, board of directors, C.R.I.S. President R. I. Radio Information Service. Member Radio Broadcasters of Chicago (treasurer), Broadcasters Association (board directors), Broadcast Advts.

    Club of Chicago, R. I. Broadcasters Association (president), Broadcast Pioneers, Illinois Broadcasters Association (Minority Intern Committee), Illinois Broadcasters Association (board directors). Clubs: Chicago Yacht. East Greenwich Yacht (Rhode Island), Irish Fellowship.

    Personality

    Interests

    Boating, running, classical music.

    Connections

    • Son of George Edward and Mary Ann (Muir) R. Married Cyndie Ann Janicke, September 29, 1962. Children: John, Susan, Timothy, Nancy.
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    Born September 26, 1938
    • 1960 - 1962
      Promotion manager, Jay-Kay Distributing
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      factor, y branch manager Dot Records Distributing Corporation
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      salesman Station WKBW-Master of Arts-FM
    • 1965 - 1967
      midwest sales manager, Station WPAT-Master of Arts-FM
    • 1970 - 1974
      midwest sales manager, Station WPAT-Master of Arts-FM
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      vice president, Station WPRO-Master of Arts-FM
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      general manager, Station WPRO-Master of Arts-FM
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1979 - 1984
      senior, vice president radio station group Outlet Communications
    • 1985
      vice president, and general manager Station WFYR-FM
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
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