GAC Honors Ed Hardy’s Retirement

Photo (L-R):  Tony Conway, W.O. Smith board president, Jonah Rabinowitz, W.O. Smith executive director and Ed Hardy. (Photo credit:  Ed Rode.)

Photo (L-R): Tony Conway, W.O. Smith board president, Jonah Rabinowitz, W.O. Smith executive director and Ed Hardy. (Photo credit: Ed Rode)

Former GAC President Ed Hardy celebrated his decorated career with a gathering of associates and friends at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently. Hardy retired from his post at GAC at the end of 2012; Sarah Trahern was named as his successor.

GAC honored Hardy with a donation to Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music School. Hardy has been involved with the school as a past board president.

Hardy’s career includes several years as a chief executive at Deschutes River Broadcasting in Tri-Cities, Wash. When Deschutes merged with Citadel Broadcasting, as president of Citadel’s West Division, Hardy helped grow the company to more than 200 stations in over 40 markets.

His previous work includes serving as President/CEO of MeasureCast, an Internet-streaming broadcast audience measurement company, and as a consultant to MediaBlue/Nox Solutions, a provider of website design, hosting and fulfilling products for nationally syndicated and network radio talk show hosts.

 

 

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