Ron Stone is President and CEO of Adams Radio Group. Stone is a 30 year radio veteran with solid senior level multiple station and multiple market management experience. Stone has extensive experience in start-up and turnarounds. Adams Radio Group currently owns and operates stations in 5 markets.
Stone’s background includes success in sales, operations and finance. He began his radio career in finance after receiving his accounting degree from East Carolina University in 1984 and working in public accounting. Stone served Beasley Broadcasting, United Communications and Adams Radio as CFO before moving into operations in 1992 with Adams Radio in St. Louis where he was responsible for leading the efforts that turned around those properties.
After St. Louis, Stone continued to manage start-ups and turnarounds in Raleigh, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Duluth.
Stone attributes his success to his keen sense of recruiting and ability to retain excellent teams. “I have been associated with teams of professionals that I would define as each markets strongest leaders. They understood the importance of being local, providing strong community service and giving back. The results have been amazing. Our reward has been achieving top tier status in ratings and revenue.”
Stone is married (36 years) to his high school sweetheart, Kim. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. They have resided in Minneapolis since 1994.