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L. Lowry Mays

Clear Channel Communications

1972 - 2004

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

Military ServiceAir Force
1970 b. 1935
UndergraduateTexas A&M University
GraduateMBA, Harvard University
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - 1970

Beginning with one small radio station in 1972, Mays went on to create a massive media empire under the name Clear Channel Communications. Mays was particularly aggressive in acquiring new entities as deregulation spread to the radio and telecommunications industries. By the end of his CEO tenure, Clear Channel Communications owned close to 1,300 radio stations, 40 television stations, and 790,000 outdoor advertising displays.