Tom Bender – Senior Vice President, Greater Media Interactive
Tom Bender was named Senior Vice President & General Manager of Greater Media Interactive in November 2007. He is responsible for building Greater Media’s interactive efforts and for coordinating and consulting our locations, as well as creating company-wide systems and resources.
Prior to that, Mr. Bender served as Regional General Manager of Greater Media’s Detroit-based operation since November 1986. He was responsible for changing the format of a failing Adult Contemporary radio station to become one of the first “Classic Rock” stations in America, WCSX.
He has served on a variety of industry committees, including the Arbitron Advisory Council, the NAB’s COLRAM committee and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Radio Issues Committee.
Mr. Bender was also the first market managers in America to launch the HD Digital Radio initiative with RIFF2 and other Detroit HD stations in August of 2005.
In 2005, he was named “Market Manager of the Year” by Radio Ink Magazine and was officially inducted into the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in July of 2007.
Mr. Bender currently resides with his wife, Tawnya and their two children, in Detroit, Michigan.