Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WHO MAKES THE MOST MONEY IN NONCOMMERCIAL RADIO?



ANSWER: JAMES & RUTH CAMPBELL IN GREENVILLE, SC


James & Ruth Campbell, Noncommercial Radio Broadcasters

There is GOLD in Contemporary Christian Music radio! Though you’ve probably never heard of James and Ruth Campbell they are raking in the believer’s cash in Greenville.

 James Campbell is founder and President of Radio Training Network, a fast-growing network called His Radio. Wife Ruth Campbell is his assistant secretary and made nearly $80,000 according to the most recent IRS 990.

The Campbell’s compensation is roughly 5% of Radio Training Network’s total annual revenue. (By comparison, Jon McTaggart of APM, who had the highest compensation in public radio, is paid around 1.6% of APM’s annual revenue.)

Radio Training Network owns 13 stations and dozens of translators. They are aggressively adding new stations via purchases and LMAs. Their net assets exceeded $22,800,000 as of 2012.

CIRCULAR MONEY MACHINE

His Radio is a 24/7 Christian Contemporary Music (“CCM”) machine making money from gifts, underwriters, members and concert attendees. Particularly concert attendees. According to their IRS 990, Radio Training Network reported over $1,300,000 sponsoring concerts by CCM artists, played and promoted on His Radio.

I’m sure the folks who run Radio Training Network have guidelines in place to avoid conflicts-of-interest or even payola when negotiating concert deals with the CCM artists they promote on His Radio.  Plus, they are doing God’s Work – and no one has ever lined their own pockets doing that.

COMPENSATION AT NONCOMMERCIAL RADIO ORGANIZATIONS

NAME
TITLE &
ORGANIZATION
ORG
LOCATION
TAX YEAR
SALARY & BENEFITS
James & Ruth Campbell
President, Assistant, Radio Training Network
Greenville, SC
2012
$581,183
Michael Novak
CEO, Educational Media Foundation
Rocklin, CA
2013
$557,669
Jon McTaggart
CEO, American Public Media Group
St. Paul, MN
2013
$552,684
Kinsey Wilson*
Chief Content Officer, National Public Radio
Washington, DC
2013
$446,665
Scott Simon
Senior Host National Public Radio
Washington, DC
2013
$401,380
Dave Kansas
VP, Am Public Media Group
St. Paul, MN
2013
$380,110
Alisa Miller
CEO, Public Radio International
Minneapolis, MN
2013
$299,283
Alan Mason
COO, Educational Media Foundation
Rocklin, CA
2013
$280,628
Bruce Theriault
SVP, Radio Corporation for Public Broadcasting`
Washington, DC
2012
$275,004
Jake Shapiro
CEO, Public Radio Exchange
Cambridge, MA
2013
$271,161
Doug Eichten

Greater Public
Minneapolis, MN
2013
$198,866
Eric Nuzum
VP, Programming, National Public Radio
Washington, DC
2013
$179,630
Melinda Ward
Chief Content Officer, Public Radio International
Minneapolis, MN
2013
$176,309
John Barth
Managing Director, Public Radio Exchange
Cambridge, MA
2013
$170,692
Maxie Jackson*
CEO, National Federation of Community Broadcasters
Crawford, CO
2013
$158,636
* No longer in this position

1 comment:

  1. Scott Simon makes a lot of money for being gone so much.

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