Gary Bernstein has over 30+ years of experience in all aspects of the entertainment industry. As President of Superadio Networks and Radio One’s Syndication One, he built the biggest concentration of African American content in the contemporary radio era including Wendy Williams, Rickey Smiley, Yolanda Adams, BeBe Winans, TD Jakes, Russ Parr, Al Sharpton, Donnie McClurkin, Walt “Baby” Love, Roland Martin, and the Baka Boyz, just to name a new. As the consummate deal maker, he even brokered the sale of Superadio to Access 1 Communications for over 40 million dollars.
As the leading advertising executive in the Boston radio market for 8 consecutive years, Bernstein reinvented sports marketing with the Celtics, Bruins, Redsox, and Patriots while accounting for over 50 percent of the station’s overall billing. Recipient of the prestigious Urban Knight Award, honoring his many achievements in programming, advertising, and sales, Bernstein, along with veteran Atlanta ad executive Johnny Dixon, recently formed the Creative Influence Shop, to help serve the needs of companies looking for innovative creative and strategies linking personalities/influencers with new-age marketing campaigns.
As a music manager and producer, Bernstein took teen sensation Ryan Beatty to the top of pop charts as an independent artist before his signing with Interscope Records. In a groundbreaking move out of Jamaica, Bernstein, along with his amazing Oceanic Tradewinds management team, took a slightly known teen model, Samantha J, and turned her into a successful recording artist in under 1 year while signing with Columbia Records and then Sony Norway. TMZ broke the news story related to Bernstein’s historic achievement. Most recently, Jamaican Dancehall global superstar Konshens chose the aforementioned team to take his career to the next level.
As a current trendsetter in the social media space, Bernstein is COO of social media touring company, Klik Events, which is home to the Boys Of Summer Tour, the largest and most successful tour in the influencer/artist touring sector. Bernstein joined founder Mike Abrams in scaling up the company to handle the growing needs of social media stars in collaboration with recording artists.
As today’s super media agent and creative force, Bernstein co-created The Rick and Sasha Morning Show through Westwood One. It was one of the biggest syndicated launches in recent Urban radio history. Additionally, he recently engineered high-profile deals for: Frank Ski with Entercom Communications, Cox Media Group and WHUR; JR with Entercom and Westwood One, Monie Love with Cox Media Group, and the Baka Boyz with Westwood One and Compass Media. With the ability to make and rewrite history, Bernstein was chosen to represent The Jacksons TV shows and music content originating from the 12 episode series.
Being one of the few well-rounded individuals to attain significant milestones in radio, music, advertising, and television, Gary also proudly graced the cover of the Princeton Global Network Top 100 alongside former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama honoring Bernstein as one of the International Top 100.