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Howard Stern's tribute to Michael Wiener

The New York Times obit of radio entrepreneur and pioneer Michael A. Wiener includes comments from Howard Stern.

Wiener died from cancer on Sunday at age 71 in Santa Cruz. He formed a group of stations with business partner Gerald Carrus that began in 1972 with KOME-FM San Jose. It eventually became Infinity Broadcasting.

Along the way, Wiener and Carrus hired Mel Karmazin to run the company, and one of his hires was Stern. Stern told the Times:

The Times’ obit notes that Wiener had his greatest business success in 1996 with the sale of his company but just a year later he suffered his greatest tragedy when his only son, Gabe, a producer of classical music, died of a brain aneurysm at age 26.

Wiener is survived by his wife; his daughter, Jenny Steingart of New York; and two grandchildren.

Radio Business Report notes:

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