Mick Anselmo

SVP/market manager
CBS Radio Minneapolis

Regarded as one of the modern pioneers of country music radio, Anselmo’s adroit recovery from the dumpster fire that was Clear Channel (now iHeart Media) positioned him as CBS Radio’s country music czar, while guiding the gray lady that is WCCO Radio into the new millennium. Long after pundits wrote off ‘CCO as irrelevant, it remains one of the market leaders in revenue. Anselmo’s team keeps the four-station group relevant (WCCO, WLTE, Jack FM, Buz’n Country), and if he can sweet-talk his corporate bosses, don’t be surprised to see CBS make a serious run at Vikings radio rights.