|Mel Karmazin Leaves Terrestrial Radio to Become Sirius CEO|
|Home Theater News XM-Satellite Radio News|
|Written by Diane Sherwin|
|Monday, 22 November 2004|
On the heels of Howard Stern signing a five-year deal with Sirius, Mel Karmazin, the former president of Viacom is set to step into the CEO position at Sirius. The announcement was made last week on the same day that Stern promoted Sirius in Manhattan.
In June, Karmazin left Viacom, and when he arrives at Sirius he will
replace Joseph Clayton, who will stay on as a chairman. Karmazin was
Stern’s old boss at Infinity Broadcasting, who began as a station
manager and through corporate acquisitions became responsible for
day-to-day operations of Viacom’s media outlets, such as CBS (which
owns Infinity Broadcasting), MTV, VH1, Paramount, etc.