Sound Mind, LLC
Global Board Member Since: April, 2004
For the last 20 years, Kraig T. Kitchin was President/COO of Premiere Radio Networks Inc., the number one radio network in the country that syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 4,600 radio affiliates, reaching 190 million listeners weekly. In 2008, he launched Sound Mind LLC. his new company that will offer management services to some of the nation’s top radio, television, and music personalities.
Kitchin was one of the founders of Premiere Radio that launched in October 1987. He began his career at the company as the executive vice president of sales. In 1998 at the age of 37, he assumed the role of President/COO, one of the youngest in the country to run a $300 multi-million-plus radio company. Taking notice of his quick assent, a leading trade publication named him one of the most powerful men in radio in 1999. He has remained on that prestigious list every year since.
No stranger to talent management, Kitchin directed and oversaw all talk and music programming and services, featuring Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Casey Kasem, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob (Kevoian) and Tom (Griswold), Delilah, Steve Harvey, Whoopi Goldberg, Blair Garner, George Noory, Maria Bartiromo, Ty Pennington, John Boy and Billy, Matt Drudge, Art Bell, Donald Trump, Big Tigger, Bob Costas and others. In addition, he supervised Premiere Radio’s other properties: Mediabase 24/7, the industry’s leading music monitoring service, MJI Programming and FOX Sports Radio.
Prior to joining Premiere Radio, Kitchin was sales manager of the Katz Radio Group Network in Los Angeles. He also served in station management at WFMK-FM in Lansing, Michigan, and KTYD-FM in Santa Barbara, California.
Kitchin serves on the Board of Directors for the Radio Advertising Bureau, Operation HOPE and Point Hope. He is a graduate of Michigan State University who lives in Southern California with his wife Lisa and two children.