Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman: ‘We better be the ones to cannibalize ourselves’

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Bob Pittman’s parents always found it strange when he would crank up the volume on his AM radio to listen along to his favorite shows while doing his homework. “Some people have always been multi-taskers,” says Pittman, with a smile, during an interview last week. “People talk about how we’re always checking our smartphones or tablets these days while we watch TV, but really, human behavior hasn’t changed. It’s just new gadgets giving it a different expression.”

Pittman’s passion for radio paid off with a gig as an announcer when he was just 15. He transitioned into programming, taking control of the flagship WNBC in New York when he was 23 years old. From there he moved to television, eventually earning a spot in the history…

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