john hare

As president of ABC Radio since 1999, John Hare was responsible for one of the largest radio networks in the United States, heard in over 90 countries with an estimated weekly audience of 145 million listeners. His 37 years of experience as a radio executive included sales and management positions nationwide.

Hare's broadcasting career began in 1969 as an account executive at KXYZ/Houston. After several promotions there, he became general sales manager of WRQX/Washington, DC. Returning to his native Detroit in 1980, he became vice president/general manager of WRIF/Detroit.

After moving back to Texas in 1984, he became vice president/general manager of KTKS/Dallas-Fort Worth, went on to WBAP/Dallas-Fort Worth as president/general manager in 1986, and then became president/general manager of KSCS/Dallas-Fort Worth in 1996. At that time he also managed ABC's radio stations in Detroit.

John Hare was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2006.