John Beck - 2016
John Beck was one of the market’s senior managers of a radio cluster, having served at the helm of Emmis Communications’ St. Louis properties for over 30 years, during which he oversaw station acquisitions, as well as format and personnel changes. The stations he oversaw consistently ranked in the market’s top ten. His community activities included service in over a dozen non-profits, and outside professional accomplishments included service as president of the Missouri Broadcasters’ Association, participation on several of the group’s boards, and work on several specialized efforts of the National Association of Broadcasters. His professional honors included being named one of the nation’s top ten radio market managers by Radio Ink Magazine.