He’s been around since the radio industry started touting HD radio. With the purchase of iBuiquity by DTS in September for $172 million, Bob Struble is transitioning out of the company. The HD Radio company was started within CBS/Westinghouse in 1996 and spun out with investment from all the major radio broadcasters in 1998. Struble has been the only CEO. He’ll become an advisor to DTS and CEO Jon Kirchner in January. Former iBiquity COO Jeff Jury will take over as General Manager of automotive and HD Radio.
Struble said, “During the integration process, we’ve worked to position the combined DTS and HD Radio business for continued growth and success. It became clear that the role and leadership requirements of the HD Radio business going forward were not the best match with my skill set and aspirations, and that I can best serve DTS as an advisor. I’m thrilled that Jeff Jury, my longtime partner in building iBiquity, will assume responsibility for leading the HD Radio business. I look forward to supporting Jeff and the DTS team as we move forward.”