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Farid Suleman

Suleman (left) at the Radio Hall of Fame’s 2007 Induction Ceremony at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel on Saturday, November 3, 2007.
Born age 57[1]
Occupation CEO and chairman of Citadel Broadcasting

Farid Suleman has been the chairman and CEO of Citadel Broadcasting since March 2002.[2] He previously spent 16 years working for Infinity Broadcasting Corporation (now CBS Radio), owned by Viacom (now CBS Corporation).[3][4]

In late 2004, Suleman made headlines by cutting Howard Stern's radio show from four Citadel stations,[5] citing Stern's frequent discussions regarding his upcoming move to Sirius Satellite Radio.

In 2007, he was nominated for the Group Executive of the Year award by Radio & Records magazine. Other finalists included John Hogan of Clear Channel, Peter Smyth of Greater Media, David Field of Entercom, Lew Dickey of Cumulus, and Don Benson of Lincoln Financial.[6]

History

Farid Suleman was a director of Westwood One from February 1994 to February 2006, and Executive Vice President and CFO from February 1994 to March 2002. Suleman was also appointed to the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the CBS Station Group in June 1997. In CBS, he was later named Senior Vice President, Finance in August 1998.[7] He was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and a director of Infinity Broadcasting, one of the largest advertising companies in the United States, from September 1998 to February 2001 when Infinity was acquired by Viacom. From February 2001 to February 2002, Mr. Suleman was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Broadcasting. As of April 2009, Suleman has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel Broadcasting since March 2002.[3]

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Farid Suleman
Occupation CEO

Farid Suleman has been the chairman (the person who leads the group of people that controls the company) and CEO of Citadel Broadcasting since 2002.[1] Before working at Citadel, he spent 16 years as CEO of Infinity Radio, owned by Viacom.[2]

In late 2004, Suleman was in the news for cutting Howard Stern's radio show from four Citadel stations[3] because of Stern's frequent discussions about Stern's move to Sirius Satellite Radio.

In 2007, he was put forward to get the Group Executive of the Year award by Radio & Records magazine. Other people who were close to getting the award included John Hogan of Clear Channel, Peter Smyth of Greater Media, David Field of Entercom, Lew Dickey of Cumulus, and Don Benson of Lincoln Financial. [4]

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