Find Radio Online

Site of the Day

Futuri Media Welcomes Sharkey, Tarantine and Roberts

Michael Sharkey, Jim Roberts & Jim Tarantine
Michael Sharkey, Jim Roberts & Jim Tarantine

Futuri Media has announced several key additions to its fast-growing team.

Michael Sharkey joins as Product Manager, #engage and Futuri Mobile. Sharkey, known to many in the industry as "Shark," has more than 25 years experience in programming and brand management positions for radio broadcasters, including 14 years at Cox Media Group. There, he was Rock Format Leader and Program Director/Brand Manager for Tampa Bay's 97X (WSUN) and 102.5 The Bone (WHPT). Sharkey also has co-founded and advised for multiple technology startups designed to drive audio consumption and audience engagement. At Futuri, he'll lead the product teams for #engage, the interactive broadcasting platform designed to drive tune-in occasions using social media, and Futuri Mobile, which develops highly-customized and engaging mobile apps.

Jim Roberts joins as National Account Manager. Roberts joins Futuri Media from Mid-West Family Broadcasting, where he spent more than 20 years in Sales and Programming executive positions with their South Bend stations. Roberts has extensive experience on both the content and sales side of the broadcasting business. A graduate of the NAB's Broadcast Leadership Training program, Roberts has extensive experience managing converged media and a track record of proven success in driving ratings and revenue growth.

Jim Tarantine joins as National Account Manager. Tarantine joins Futuri Media from Nielsen Audio, where he spent more than 12 years, most recently as Director, Client Solutions, leading key initiatives including TV/audio integration, digital audio measurement, audio enhancements, and media analytics offerings. Driven by a desire to help his clients win, Tarantine has worked across Sales, Programming, and Corporate divisions to help them meet and exceed revenue and audience goals. Over the last six years, he was exclusively dedicated to the success of CBS Radio.

"Futuri's fast-growing team builds solutions to deliver the ROI our media industry partners require: audience engagement, ratings, and revenue," said Daniel Anstandig, Futuri Media CEO. "Collaborating with local managers and corporate leaders to help them develop the future of our industry is the most important and rewarding part of our mission."

Changes & Moves
Seth Hughes
Seth Hughes
Seth Hughes takes middays at Hubbard Radio's KNUC-FM (Country 98.9) Seattle. He most recently spent time in the afternoon and morning drive slots at the former 94.1 KMPS. More

Quick Snaps
Westwood One: Laura Okmin co-hosted Westwood One's Today in PyeongChang, a nightly two-hour live broadcast that airs each day and providing coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Pictured is Okmin with alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, who won a bronze medal in the downhill.