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running the record company and running the financial end of the company. And I guess he
had personnel. I've forgotten what else he had. And Ream had station relations. Kesten had
programming and sales. And I had eighty-five per cent of the profitability of the company
under my wing, because I was running the company-owned stations, and that's where we
made all the money.
How many stations were company-owned?
I guess we had nine at that time.
Nine. Do you recall what cities they were in?
Yes, sure. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Boston, Washington,
Charlotte, Cincinnati, and if that doesn't add up to nine, I'm wrong.
But those were the markets. And they reported to me. And accounted for about
eighty-five per cent of the profits. But the network would not have existed without those
stations being the core of the network.
Now, I had building operations. I had promotion and research.
And your work for three days in Washington was doing -- What were you doing in
Washington? You were doing what?
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