VP Engineering & IT @ iHeartMedia of South Florida
President @ Orbital Media Networks
President & General Manager @ iHeartMedia Satellite
Gulf Coast Community College
President @ Transitioning from a tiny division of a giant media company to an employee-owned small/responsive satellite services company. Orbital Media Networks, Inc, OMNi for short, has three primary lines of business. We help customers that have their own satellite uplinks by providing competitively price space segment, 24/7 support - including restoral service on several platforms. For
President @ Transitioning from a tiny division of a giant media company to an employee-owned small/responsive satellite services company. Orbital Media Networks, Inc, OMNi for short, has three primary lines of business. We help customers that have their own satellite uplinks by providing competitively price space segment, 24/7 support - including restoral service on several platforms. For customers that cannot or don't want to have their own uplink, we provide turnkey satellite distribution (C-Band on AMC8, and Ku band on SES3 and SES1) on our XDS, Starguide, and Adantech platforms, or terrestrial IP delivery and Tier 2 hosting from our robust and secure data center.
Our IP over Satellite platform provides network and Internet connectivity to businesses and first responders - even during local and regional disasters, when local cellular and terrestrial connectivity fail.
Plus we carry a broad line of satellite-related hardware, parts, and equipment to support the customers of our primary three lines of business. From July 2015 to Present (6 months) President & General Manager @ Near the end of 2014, iHM made the decision to shut down Clear Channel Satellite. It was a “strategic business decision.” As it turned out, they sold the business to a former customer.
During the process of divestiture, iHM lost some great people. How a person behaves when they are put in a situation like this, through no fault of their own, and they know in advance that it’s coming, gives you real insight into their character. I’m proud to say that almost all of my employees, exhibited considerable dignity and grace when their final day at Clear Channel Satellite arrived.
The new owner of ‘Satellite changed the name to Orbital Media Networks, Inc., or OMNi, and quickly hired a number of the previous CCSS employees. He and his staff are carrying on the fine work that we did at CCSS, and appear to have solid plans for growing the business well beyond what the previous ownership allowed.
As for me, I’m still working for CC/iHM for a while longer, as we move the iHM-owned satellite customers over to other company business units. I’m sure those newly responsible for taking care of the internal customers will do a fine job, but I’m equally sure that all of them will miss the exceptional customer service, creative problem solving, and amassed knowledge of the team they spun off.
Clear Channel has been a fantastic place to grow – a number of fine bosses and mentors have showered me with gifts of wisdom and insight. Thank you Al Kenyon, Randy Michaels, Les Samuels, Lark Hadley, Tim Kelly, Kraig Kitchin, Joe Shannon, and Pete Gerrald, for taking the time to pass on valuable and sometimes hard-earned truths. Thank you to my CCSS employees - I’m not sure where I will land when iHM is done with me, but I’m certain that our paths will cross again.
My friends, if you know of an executive position in broadcast, network radio, electronics manufacturing, or something completely different, that you think I might be a match for, please drop me a line.
Mike From March 2010 to July 2015 (5 years 5 months) Chief Cook and Bottle Washer @ Embedded Design and manufacturing of network appliances. From February 2005 to March 2010 (5 years 2 months) Technical Consultant & SAS Wizard @ International Broadcast Technical Consulting.
Studio, Facility Routing and interconnect design and configuration expert for hire. From February 2005 to March 2010 (5 years 2 months) V P Engineering @ Managed Engineering, Network Operations, and production staffs. Designed and supervised construction of Studios, Operations, and Uplink facilities in LA, NYC, Philly, and more. Supported production team and kept our high-end, and often-demanding talent happy and well cared for. From September 1999 to December 2004 (5 years 4 months) Los Angeles - NYCFounding Partner @ My partner and dear friend Kyle Magrill and I made widgets and tools for Broadcasting. All of the major networks and many many stations used the products we cooked up. Kyle still has the business and still makes great products for broadcast and industry. I credit Kyle and our garage-born company for teaching me loads about electronic manufacturing, design, and programming. From 1990 to December 1999 (9 years)
Mike Hagans is skilled in: Common Sense, Big Picture View, Opex, Capex, Herding Cats, Managing Up, Managing Down, Not Panicking, Management, Radio, Radio Broadcasting, Broadcast Engineering, Manufacturing, FCC, Networking