Senior Vice President, Programming, Townsquare Media
Kurt Johnson is a husband, father, music fan and media executive, in that order. Kurt believes that creating and marketing music and compelling content improves peoplesí lives while growing businesses. Currently he is Senior Vice President of Programming at Townsquare, a leading media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company, operating 312 radio stations, 325 local websites, 15 national lifestyle and music websites, and presenting over 500 live events annually. Before joining Townsquare he created and managed top-ranking radio stations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas. Across his 30+ year career he has worked with RKO Radio, Viacom, CBS Radio, Clear Channel, and AM/FM. Kurt currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of Country Music Association, President of Country Radio Broadcasters, and executive board member for St. Jude Country Cares Radiothon. He is an active contributor to American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Launchability Dallas and actively participates on several community boards. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin where he studied Civil Engineering and Communications.