BAS Broadcasting, Inc. is owned and operated by the Klein Family. Tom “TK” Klein is the founder and President of the company. Susie Klein the companies CFO and Adam Klein the companies COO all live in Fremont. The Klein’s are originally from Pa.
TK has been in the radio business since June 1970. He started as an announcer, then sales and sales management and in 1986 he became COO of Regional Group with stations in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida. He’s also been General Sales Mgr. for AM/FM in Pittsburgh and GSM at WIBC, Network Indiana and Agri America at Emmis in Indianapolis.
Susie has been in the radio business since 1978. She has an extensive accounting background and has worked in that capacity for Regional Group and Cumulus. She is the companies CFO.
Adam has been in the radio business since 2000 graduating from Slippery Rock in Pa. He began his career at Infinity in Pittsburgh and joined BAS in 2002. Adam has been in sales and sales management and is now the COO of BAS in charge of overall day-to-day operations.
Since 2002 the Klein’s have purchased 11 AM-FM radio stations all in Ohio and they operate 8 Internet stations. All of the stations serve rural counties between Toledo, Cleveland, Lake Erie and Columbus. The 17 counties the BAS family of stations serves have a population of 1.5 million.
The Klein’s also operate BAS Digital Marketing a company that specializes in all types of digital sales including Targeted Display, Targeted Video, Geofencing, Video Geofencing, OTT/CTV, Geofence Based Retargeting, and Social Media.
The Klein’s own and operate Great Lakes All About Media. GLAAM produce fully custom jingles in cooperation with TM, Business and Industrial Videos and On-Hold Messaging.
BAS is always looking to continue to grow especially in Ohio and within their footprint.