Lakeville, Minnesota: Mike Orth has joined Adams Radio in the newly created position of VP Sales of Adams Digital Media, a subsidiary of Adams Radio Group. Adams owns and operates radio stations in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Suburban Chicago / Northwest Indiana; Las Cruces, New Mexico and Salisbury – Ocean City, Maryland. Adams has also recently filed to acquire stations in Tallahassee, Florida from Red Hill Broadcasting.
Orth spent the past seven years with the Minneapolis Star Tribune Media Company driving significant revenue for their newsprint and digital media channels. Orth managed local, and major national retail accounts and assisted in the implementation and growth of their digital services. Orth is a graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN with a degree in Communications. He began his career in sales with Eagan based Thomson Reuters upon graduation in 2004.
Orth has been married to his high school sweetheart (Jennifer) for 13 years. They are raising a family of three children in the Minneapolis area. Outside of work, you can find Mike volunteering as a coach, working on various DIY projects, or out on the lake with a fishing rod in hand.
When asked about his new engagement with Adams Digital Mike had this to say “I am very excited to bring to Adams Radio the knowledge base I have gained while working with one of the premier newspapers that has been a pioneer in developing digital assets for traditional media. Adams has wonderful radio assets and I believe we can leverage those into some amazing complementary digital tools that will assist our clients in further growing their businesses. At the end of the day that’s all that matters…when our clients grow…we grow.”
Ron Stone, CEO of Adams Radio added “Mike’s consultative sales approach and ability to partner with clients to bring them into the process goes beyond selling. He creates real partnerships. He recognizes that the needs of his clients are what matters most and he works diligently to be a trusted partner. He is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and work closely with his clients to help them grow. Mike has developed exceptional interpersonal communication skills resulting in trusted relationships with his clients and peers.”
About Adams Radio Group: Adams Radio Group is a medium to small market radio group focused on local radio operations and creating great marketing opportunities in the local communities. We are heavily involved in the communities we serve and are dedicated to the growth and success of the communities and clients we serve. Our employees are well seasoned radio professionals that know how to work with local communities and businesses.
The ownership group of ARG is comprised of individual investors led by Stephen Adams, who is Chairman and majority owner of The Adams Companies, a diversified group of companies encompassing wineries, outdoor advertising, recreational vehicles and related services. Stephen Adams was the former Chairman of Adams Radio Company and Adams Broadcast Group, which successfully owned and operated radio and TV stations across the country, including San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, Monterey, Grand Rapids, St. Louis, Charlotte, Denver, Wilmington, and San Antonio during the period 1985 through 1993.