Until he started to sell off his radio properties, Jeff Smulyan was the longest-running executive on our 40 Most Powerful People in Radio list (1996-2019). The Emmis CEO has written a book called Never Ride a Rollercoaster Upside Down which is set for release on November 8th. You can pre-order it HERE.
Smulyan says writing the book has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of his life. “I think you will enjoy many of the stories and hopefully you’ll even laugh out loud at a number of them. I also hope that some of the lessons I’ve learned (many of them painful) will be helpful to you in navigating your careers and your family life.”
Never Ride a Rollercoaster Upside Down details Smulyan’s journey: from taking over his cousin’s failing country music radio station and founding his own company, to purchasing and then selling ownership of the Seattle Mariners and guiding his company through the Golden Age of Radio. Alongside his humorous, eventful, and dramatic stories, Smulyan presents valuable pointers and tips—for anyone else brave enough to try their own hand at starting a business.
Pre-order Jeff’s book HERE.