Radio CEO Interviews Popular Radio Host


In this week’s episode of “Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing,” hosted by Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Pittman sat down with Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of nationally syndicated The Breakfast Club Morning Show, a New York Times bestselling author, an outspoken advocate for mental health, and one of the top personalities known for conducting unapologetically, insightfully tough interviews.

In this week’s inspiring interview, listeners can tune in to hear how Charlamagne got his start working for the legendary Wendy Williams and how he discovered his passion for radio. Throughout the interview, Charlamagne also talks about how a simple piece of advice from his mom helped him transcend the circumstances of his childhood, why presenting his authentic self to the world is so important to him, and why hip hop culture is pop culture.

Plus, Charlamagne shares his thoughts on the power of podcasting and why he prefers the intimacy of audio over TV.

You can hear it all HERE.

“Audio is more intimate, when you’re sitting down having a conversation with somebody, you can get more comfortable. I think when they come on television, they know that the segment is only going to be six, seven minutes. When you think about the compelling interviews that you saw on TV back in the day, of the compelling interviewers, it was the Larry King’s, the Oprah Winfrey’s, the Diane Sawyer’s, the Barbara Walters’. Why were their interviews so compelling? Because they actually took time. They actually sat down and had long-form conversations with these people.” – Charlamagne Tha God on why he prefers the intimacy of audio over television.