Radio was a family affair for Marv Dyson. With both his parents and siblings already on-the-air, it wasn’t hard for him to make the leap. But he kept to the business-side, starting in sales and ending up as general manager, hiring some of the biggest names in Urban Radio. He shares with Jeanne how he made that climb; the best advice his dad gave him about making decisions; how he created the history-making Fly Jock; and why giving comedian Steve Harvey his break into radio is his biggest regret.
Legendary radio executive, Marv Dyson, was President & General Manager of WGCI-AM/FM (1994-2003) and led Chicago to its status as “No. 1 for hip-hop and R&B.” He blazed trails for the urban contemporary format and changed the media landscape in Chicago. He previously co-owned 13 radio stations and served as director of operations at Kennedy King College’s radio station WKKC-FM. His professional honors include Illinois Broadcaster of the Year (2007), and inclusion in Radio Inc. magazine’s top 10 list of “The Best Radio General Managers in America from 1999 to 2003.”
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