Danny Goldberg, who stepped down as chairman of
Goldberg’s career includes stints heading up Mercury Records Group,
“This change for me has been taking my avocation and some of my business skills and turning it into my vocation,” Goldberg said.
He takes over for acting CEO Doug Kreeger, who stepped down in December but remains an Air America adviser and board member.
Goldberg’s naming signals that the liberal talk network is gaining its bearings after a rocky start in March 2004 – including management turmoil and legal disputes with radio station owners that kept it off the air briefly in Chicago and Los Angeles.
His immediate goals include getting the network carried on more stations and making a bigger push to market the network and its programming.
Air America programming is carried on 48 stations and is in 15 of the top 20 markets in the country. Goldberg aims to make the network available to 80 percent of the U.S. population by the end of the year, up from the current level of 50 percent.
Goldberg acknowledged that the company was not yet profitable, but he declined to disclose more specific details about its finances. He said he thought the company would be profitable in the “next couple of years.”