Marconi and Billboard award winning air personality and radio programmer with over 32 years of experience providing content on local and national levels, credited with founding and launching Real Jazz XM 70, United States first national jazz channel
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Maxx Myrick is President and founder of Myrick Media, an independent marketing, promotions and consulting firm founded in 2007
A Marconi and Billboard award winning air personality and radio programmer with over 32 years of experience providing content on local and national levels. He has worked across many technology changes from analog to digital, satellite and internet delivery platforms.
Skills include working with personalities across many genres including national and international celebrities; and working with artists, management, publicists and record labels. He has experience with large and small concerts, event planning and execution, and has been a producer of long and short form audio content for radio. Mr. Myrick has extensive contacts and relationships in a number of industries including radio, music, film, marketing and politics. He has traveled extensively and has a unique understanding of the music of Brazil, Africa and the Caribbean and a thorough knowledge of blues, jazz, early rock & roll, soul and R&B genres.
From 2000 to 2008 he worked for XM Satellite Radio in New York City where he created Real Jazz, XM 70 the nations largest satellite jazz channel where he built and maintained an average of over 1 million listeners. Broadcasting daily from studios in Jazz At Lincoln Center, he produced the weekly program In The Swing Seat with Wynton Marsalis and the Real Jazz radio program heard daily on United Airlines flights worldwide from 2003-2008. In addition he programmed the nations only satellite radio Neo Soul Channel XM 61 The Flow, and Latin Jazz Channel XM 75 Luna.
Prior to coming to XM Satellite Radio Mr. Myrick was Operations Manager/Program Director at Clear Channel Chicago's WVAZ and 106 Jamz where he built the station into a top tier market revenue business, maintaining number 1 ranking in the 25-54 demographic while creating non-traditional revenue streams with annual branded events generating attendance levels of over 650,000 persons.
Throughout his career Mr. Myrick created a track record of success as a turnaround expert signing on and changing formats of radio stations in Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Toledo, OH, Shreveport, LA, Pensacola, FL and Greenville, SC. Mr. Myrick is also credited with programming the nations first multi-market satellite radio simulcast with WPLZ and WPLC.
Mr. Myrick has worked with the Research Group, Strategic Radio Research, Broadcast Architecture and Critical Mass Media research firms to create strategic action and marketing plans that included outdoor advertising, television and direct mail advertising campaigns.
Mr. Myrick is the recipient of every major radio award including: Marconi, Billboard, Gavin Magazine, Radio and Records, Black Radio Exclusive, National Black Programmers Coalition, Impact, Urban Network, Midwest Radio and Music Associations Icon Award among others.
A decorated former United States Marine, Mr. Myrick serves on the boards of Jazz Alliance International and the Nashville Jazz Workshop. He is also member and supporter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS) John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz At Lincoln Center and the Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation.