About Frank Raphael

Frank Raphael Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, New York Vice President News and Operations -- 2004 to Dec 2017 Develop and implement innovative news programs and products; Manage the relationship between Sirius and a wide variety of channel partners, CNN, CNBC & Fox News; supervise all technical and operational details of Sirius' 60+ talk channels ; Station manager - Road Dog (trucking), SiriusXM Progress, XMPR and The Bob Edwards Show Develop and nurture talent for various channels Set and oversee SiriusXM broadcast standards and practices WCBS-AM Radio, New York Infinity Broadcasting Corp News Director/Program Director -- 1998 to 2003 Hire/lead on-air & editorial staff; direct story selection/editorial direction on-air and web; produce breaking news coverage; manage vendor relationships; direct sports/traffic/weather/feature reporters; coordinate news planning and coverage with Channel 2 and CBS TV; create television & web and outdoor ad campaigns, manage news budget. Executive Producer, NY Yankee Radio Network -- 2002 to Sept 2003 Manage broadcast team & create all on-air elements; coordinate content with Yankee organization; affiliate stations and manage affiliate relations ABC Radio Networks, New York ABC Vice-President, Programming -- 1988 to 1998 Responsible for News Division budget/product oversight by the Radio Division Manage relationships with affiliated station news and programming management; conduct affiliate station focus groups; created/supervise all marketing material; create first satellite delivered news based show prep and comedy services for two thousand music radio stations Programming duties: innovate new news/talk shows including Mitch Albom and Jim Hightower; create the Business Week Radio Network; create Radio Disney; first programmer of the ESPN Radio Network; Manage Paul Harvey News and Comment—talent and $89 million budget Vice-President Corporate Synergy -- 1997 to 1998 Responsible for managing and maintaining the relationship between the Walt Disney Company and the ABC Radio Division NBC Radio Networks, New York RCA/General Electric/Westwood One News Director; NBC Radio Network and The Source -- 1982 to 1988 Hire/manage domestic and international on-air & editorial staff of 100 +-; direct story selection/editorial
  • Industry DigitalMediaRadio
  • Sector AudioDistributionOperationsProduct DevelopmentTalent Development
  • Preferred Job Title Consultant
  • Companies ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney, SiriusXM


No edition to headcount here! Looking for a part timer/consultant/freelancer with an extraordinary track record of program development, talent development, network operations innovation, and winner of every major Broadcast award either personally or for the organizations I’ve lead. Held Senior Mgmnt positions with Disney, SiriusXM, ABC, CBS & NBC! Innovator of Radio Disney, programmer of over 70 SiriusXM channels.


  • 2004 - 2017

    VP, News & Operations

    Managed relationships with all news providers. Created operational procedures to manage or improve automated processes to run channels and commercial integration.

  • 1999 - 2003

    News Director/ Program Director WCBS-AM & Executive Producer of NY Yankee Baseball

    Lead a team of 45 journalists to craft NYC\'s most profitable radio station. For 9/11 coverage, won every major journalism award. Worked with the Yankees and George Steinbrenner to create its award winning broadcast team.