Newburyport Entrepreneur – CPA on the Street with Pete Falconi and Carl Strube of WNBP Radio 1450
Welcome to the Newburyport Entrepreneur – CPA on the Street. In this series I travel around town and visit with other entrepreneurs and small business owners to find out if they love Newburyport as much as I do! The goal of the series is to provide educational and fun information directly from the business owners themselves.
Today I chat with Carl Strube and Pete Falconi, co-owners of WNBP radio 1450 in Newburyport. Carl Strube began his radio career in Maine when he was still in grade school. In fact, with his father’s help, Carl started broadcasting from his homemade radio station located in his bedroom. Those humble beginnings lead Carl to a real career in radio and on the air in Portland, Maine. Through the years, Strube was a radio personality and eventually became a well respected industry consultant working with radio stations all over the United States. When he wasn’t in radio, Strube was in the music business and owned a record company that produced several worldwide chart-topping songs, including number one hits in the US and Europe. Even with that outstanding success he never lost his love for radio and has come full circle as a partner in ownership of WNBP.
The other managing owner is Pete Falconi who is no stranger to the world of radio broadcasting. Like Strube, Falconi began his career while still in high school and became a DJ on a local station near his home in Southborough, Mass. After ten years as a popular Top 40 DJ in Boston, Pete moved into the management ranks of radio, first in Portland, Maine, then Portsmouth, Worcester and back to Boston. Through the years Pete has gained the respect of radio industry leaders throughout the country and has won various awards and citations for radio programming and operations. Just prior to his purchase of WNBP, Falconi was Program Director of an FM station for CBS Radio and led the station to a number one ranking in Boston.
With more than 23 years of experience as a credentialed tax professional, Stu Steinberg, CPA, MBA brings a broad depth of knowledge to his work. He has worked with small business entrepreneurs for many years helping them plan their businesses more effectively. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 864-9581 anytime.
Friday, July 27, 2012