Career Spotlight in Media Featuring Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, CEO of MediaCo (Parent Company of Hot 97)
Hear from Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, CEO of MediaCo Holding, the Parent Company of the popular radio station Hot 97. Learn from one of the top media executives in the city about how to succeed in careers in the communication and business fields.
On July 1, 2021, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of MediaCo Holding, Inc., owner of HOT 97, WBLS and Fairway Outdoor. In this position, Lindsay is responsible for driving MediaCo's overall strategic vision and expanding its radio and outdoor divisions, with an emphasis on transforming the digital business. Lindsay is focused on organic growth, acquisitions and strategic partnerships to further position the MediaCo brands as major drivers of global culture and reflections of the Black and LatinX experience globally. Prior to joining MediaCo, Lindsay served for the previous nine years as the Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales and Marketing for Urban One, Inc. As department head, Lindsay oversaw advertising sales, integrated marketing, and sales operations for TV One and sister network CLEO TV, which he helped launch in 2019.
Prior to joining TV One in 2011, Lindsay spent almost eight years in Ad Sales for Viacom Media Networks, where he directed new business development for MTV, Comedy Central, Spike, CMT, and TV Land, and served as VP of Ad Sales for MTV2, mtvU, and Palladia. Before his tenure at Viacom, Lindsay spent six years at African Heritage Network serving as head of sales. He began his career at Leo Burnett in Chicago.
A graduate of Brown University with a degree in Biology, Lindsay has been recognized by CableFax Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Minorities in Cable (2016) and is a proud Class of 2016 alumnus of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Executive Leadership Development Program. Passionate about serving the community and grooming the next generation of leaders, he has been a member of the Advisory Board of Rutgers University School of Business since 2018 and also maintains a seat on the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) board. Outside of his philanthropic work, Rahsan-Rahsan enjoys filmmaking, makes the occasional on-screen cameo, and has coached boys’ recreational league basketball and soccer. The Baltimore, MD native currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife and teenage twin boys.
Lunch will be provided at this event.