Radio Express was established in 1985 by industry innovator, Tom Rounds. Under his guidance we became the world’s leading, independently owned and operated supplier, of entertainment programming to radio professionals outside the United States of America.
Radio professionals look to us as partners. We are here to give them broadcasting support and assist them in selecting goods from our wide range of radio products. Our comprehensive choice of product fits any format and gets the dedicated listeners coming back for more. Loyal listeners are the lifelines to a profitable radio station. We offer everything from daily services, weekly music services, production services, hosted and un-hosted programs as well as branded entertainment and customized apps geared just for your listeners’ digital desires.
Advertisers come to us when they want to get their brand message out to the radio consumer. We are experts in putting together the right team of broadcast professionals and network of stations that lend to the most brand intensive musical involvement that a consumer will experience. No on can put together a cohesive lineup like the Radio Express Barter Syndication Team.
When Tom Rounds established Radio Express in 1985, it was his vision to bring entertainment to all the corners of the globe via barter syndication and delivery of radio product to radio stations in emerging markets. He and Barbara, his wife and business partner began a quest where they traveled the world, and established relationships with professionals in over 5,000 radio stations in over 130 countries. It is our aim to continue his legacy by growing our network of radio stations and support the development of branded entertainment programming for major advertisers.
We are a hard working group of individuals committed to our mission and aim everyday for success. We utilize technology to keep us on the progressive side of new media, but our business is not all high tech and impersonal—we know our customers, our suppliers, our vendors and our talent! Our sales and accounting teams have developed and maintained personal relationships with customers around the world. Our production team has set up a vast network of talent including hosts, writers, producers, engineers, program developers, and many more, who are available when we are ready to create the next hit show.
Our headquarters is located in beautiful downtown Burbank, California, hometown of Disney Studios, ABC Networks, NBC Studios and many other prominent media companies. We work in a fun, warm, caring and flexible atmosphere with a staff dedicated with heart, mind, and soul to provide you the best products and services available. We extend our hand to you from our Burbank office, to your treasured doorstep, with the confidence that we will do business with you. Our door is always open so if you are in the neighborhood please visit. We would love to meet you!
We are available 24/7 to handle your every need. We are plugged in and can service any customer service need when a problem or concern arises. Never hesitate to contact us. We are always here for you.
Radio Express is the expert organization for radio station programming, music and production services, social media integration, and barter syndication. We have worked for years to build personal relationships with radio stations and major advertisers around the world. This puts Radio Express in a unique position to help you increase listenership and brand loyalty. Our 25+ years of international broadcast experience give us the confidence and skill to deliver high quality products at a competitive price. We partner with radio professionals and advertising specialists throughout the world to produce the best-branded music entertainment on the planet. Our superior performance ensures an enjoyable audience experience thus prompting the consumer to tune in again and again. Repeat listeners build brand loyalty and provide sponsors and stations with a positive revenue stream.
Radio Express is dedicated to distributing a comprehensive selection of broadcasting tools that enable our partners to deliver their audience hours of entertainment. We have the ability to produce and distribute programming in a variety of formats featuring mainstream favorites as well as rising stars. Our powerful programming moves the consumer to engage with a variety of social media platforms to share their radio experience. This in turn supports the broadcaster to experience higher ratings due to listenership involvement and overall, leads to an increase in revenue.
We are here to help you with all of your broadcast needs.
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Meet our outstanding team, ready for action
Carl Allen is an entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker. Carl has worked on transactions worth over $50 billion, which includes over 250 acquisitions and sales, together with more than 100 capital fund raising projects. In a 24-year career, Carl has analysed thousands of businesses, big and small, in 17 different countries and across nearly every business sector, including technology, pharmaceuticals, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, consumer goods and services, business services, finance, packaging, and corporate clothing.
Carl has a solid reputation as an investor and corporate dealmaker, having worked for Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Forrester, and Gartner.
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 222
Paul Hollins is an accomplished radio professional and an experienced, award-winning CEO. Paul’s on-air career spans almost 30 years and includes every major radio market in the UK, including Key 103 (Manchester); BRMB (Birmingham); 95.8 Capital FM (London); London’s Heart 106.2 and Smooth Radio UK. In 1999 he founded Blue Revolution, the UK’s market-leader in radio syndication & audio design, which has won many top industry awards along the way. Off-the-air Paul is a best-selling author and has, to date, written three Amazon best-sellers: Hang The DJ!, Twibel and Keep It Legal.
In the summer of 2018 Paul added the role of Radio Express CEO to his impressive list of accolades.
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 223
Barbara Maitland Rounds grew up on the East Coast of the U.S. but moved to Mexico as a teenager and then studied at the University of Morelos in Mexico. From Mexico she moved to Hawaii and worked at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel. She is a graduate of the Communications Program at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She began her radio career at KALI (Spanish speaking station) in Los Angeles where she sold time, wrote and produced commercials. KALI was the #1 rated station in Los Angeles at that time. Her major skill set consists of advertising/sponsor sales. She has visited radio stations in over 100 countries including emerging markets in Africa and Latin America. Barbara has been a keynote speaker at broadcast conventions in Latin America and Spain. She also taught a class on syndication at the UCLA extension school. Barbara’s syndication experience began at Watermark and continues at RADIO EXPRESS. Since her late husband, Tom Rounds, passed away June 1 of 2014 she has assumed the position of President/CEO of Radio Express. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening and world travel. Barbara works with a top-notch team at Radio Express and prides herself on both her long-term personal and professional relationships with radio people all over the world.
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 201
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, so I am true Southern California native. I graduated from UCLA and went on to Whittier Law School, which included studies in Madrid, Spain. I joined Radio Express in 1997 where I began my career in Radio Content and Advertising Sales. I started as an Administrative Assistant with the company, and then became the Traffic Manager, which eventually led to my current role as Senior Vice President of Sales. As of recently, I have also taken on the primary Marketing responsibilities at Radio Express. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with global advertisers such as Coca-Cola, Heineken, Cadbury and Airtel to develop branded radio programming and social media solutions for them across multiple countries. These collaborations can require assembling, contracting, and managing 25 country networks of radio stations to air our branded programming. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to work with radio stations in over 150 countries, providing them with programming, music, and production services. I have met some wonderful people along the way and have made some great friends. When I am not fully immersed in the Radio and Advertising universe, you can find me traveling, going to the gym, dreaming about Kauai, tasting new bourbon cocktails that my husband is experimenting with, and hanging out with our dog, Popeye.
French: intermediate reading and writing
Office: +1-818-295-5800 ext. 238
I was born in El Salvador and moved to the USA in 1985. I began my career at Radio Express in 1999 as a Distribution Assistant and quickly rose to become the Executive Assistant to Tom and Barbara Rounds. I am truly an expert at multitasking and have managed to perform virtually every job that Radio Express could think of for me to do. I found my niche in the sales department and I’m the expert sales executive for all Spanish language customers. If you have a problem, I will find the solution – guaranteed! I love to travel and visit new places, but love nothing more than my personal mascot, Snoopy!
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 240
I was born and raised in La Habana, Cuba. I graduated from Habana University in 1991 with a degree in Geophysics. I came to United States 1998. I am married with two beautiful daughters.
My hobbies include baseball, baseball, and more baseball. It was my passion as a child and I love it to this day. My favorite teams are The Miami Marlins and The Los Angeles Dodgers, “in that order”.
I have enjoyed a 15-year career at Radio Express with my last 10 years controlling the accounting department as the Accounting Manager. I am here to help you if you have any issues with billing or payables.
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 227
Executive Assistant to CEO & GM, Accounts Payable Assistant, Distribution Manager
I am a well-rounded graduate of California State University Northridge where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. During the course of my studies, I interned with the international radio distribution company, Radio Express, in the fall of 2006. My abilities to adapt and grasp a wide variety of international business concepts led me to landing my starting position in 2007 as a full-time member of the Radio Express Marketing Team. As my true talents began to unfold, I began assisting in almost even department of the company! Currently, I work in the Sales, Marketing, Accounting, and Distribution departments. When I’m not multi-tasking at Radio Express, I sing professionally in the greater Los Angeles area. I am a classically and contemporary trained Mezzo-Soprano. My professional attributes have lead me to tour nationally and sing in some of the most prestigious venues in the country such as Carnegie Hall in New York, NY and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA.
Spanish: elementary reading and writing
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 239
I am a Southern California native, born and raised. I grew up in the “Valley”, not far from where Radio Express is headquartered now. My family is in entertainment, and I went into technology, though, in the entertainment field, so Radio Express was a natural fit for me. Technology has always been a fervent passion of mine. What I do for Radio Express also falls into an area of one of my many passions. I design, spec, implement, and build everything from the fiber network, up to the servers and gateways, down to the end user workstations, and programs used as well as long term planning. I feel blessed to be able to do something I love, and that it also helps others as it allows our company to communicate with the world, and to be efficient internally. What is more amazing? I have now been with Radio Express for over 20+ years and have enjoyed EVERY minute of it. I keep a strong work ethic, and a governing philosophy of mine is along the lines of this: It is not so much “what” happens. Rather, it’s what “we” choose to “do” about it.
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 255
I was born and raised in New Castle, PA, Chili Dog and Fireworks capital of the world. I made my way to Los Angeles with a one way ticket on the Greyhound Bus and never looked back, except to watch my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers whenever possible. My career at Radio Express started 25 years ago in the mailroom (literally). As the company grew my promotions multiplied to my current position as General Manager and HR Administrator. During my tenure at Radio Express, I graduated with honors from California State University Northridge with a degree in Psychology. It is my pleasure to run the day-to-day operation and to make sure our team has all the tools they need to get the job done in a fun, flexible and secure working environment. I am always available if you need me, so never hesitate to contact me for any reason. I love this company and we do our best every day to support our customers’ needs and continue to grow our place in the radio world. I adore my precious cat (daughter) Ziva, watching classic movies, listening to music, writing, gardening, enjoying dinner with friends, massages, lots of beach time and going back to Pennsylvania to hang out and drink homemade wine with my crazy Italian family. If they ever let me retire, look out Kauai, here I come. My personal motto: Even during the darkest hours, never ever lose your sense of humor.
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 231
My name is Thomas Murphy but all my friends call me Tommy. I worked in many areas for Radio Express in the past and now I find myself as the lead of Distribution/Web. I couldn’t have done it without the help of our friend Stephanie. In my spare time I am heavily involved with fine arts of all kinds from painting, sketching, graphic design, and most recently sculpting. Of course music is a big part of my life. Ive managed to produce some of my own musical content as well. All part of being in the radio industry. I plan to make the best of my new position here at Radio Express in hopes to provide the best online services we can provide.
Office: +1-818-295-5800, ext. 208