Lopez, Chad

Lopez, Chad

President at Red Apple Media/WABC Radio

Having spent the last 25 years in broadcast and digital media Chad has extensive knowledge and experience selling and buying media, creating content, building teams, relationships and business.

Since Cumulus sold WABC-AM to John Catsimatidis in 2020, Chad has been the President of Red Apple Media and WABC radio. In the short time in this role Chad has taken WABC-AM from 28th to 5th in the market, launched a highly successful syndication network, an advertising agency and taken the morning show on WABC to the top rated morning show in the New York Market.

Prior to coming to Red Apple Chad served as VP, President of the New York market for Cumulus. Chad took on the role of running an iconic group of stations for Cumulus in 2015, after more than 15 years on the sales side serving notably as the General Sales Manager of 1010 WINS, WCBS 880 AM and Yankees Radio Network. Chad spent 14 years at CBS working his way up from an account executive to the Director of Sales for 1010 WINS, WCBS-AM and WFAN, furthermore solidifying his expertise in the active listening format.

Chad began his career after serving his Country in the US Navy working for a media buying/placement agency where he bought TV, print and outdoor on the local and national scale. The strength of radio’s ROI made it the clear career path to choose.

Chad’s background and leadership training in the US Navy has enabled his success in training, coaching and motivating sellers and team members alike.

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