Longtime Media Broker Glenn Serafin Dies

The former Associated Press executive founded Serafin Bros. in 1993 to facilitate the buying, selling or financing of radio and television stations.

Veteran media broker Glenn Serafin died Jan. 20 in Tampa, Fla., after suffering a massive stroke. He was 69.

Serafin was highly regarded for his knowledge of radio and television station transactions and values. He closed buy, sell or finance transactions involving radio and television stations in 53 different ranked and surveyed markets across the United States, and also in numerous unranked markets.

Serafin served two terms as president of the National Association of Media Brokers, from 2013-2017.

Before forming Serafin Bros. in 1993, he spent eight years specializing in domestic broadcast brokerage and finance as a vice president of Communications Equity Associates (CEA), an international investment banking firm. While at CEA he held NASD Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.

Before joining CEA in 1985, Serafin spent 10 years in news, sales and management at The Associated Press. He left the AP as a member of the senior management team in its broadcast division where he was responsible for its revenue and business strategy.

A New Jersey native and graduate of Fordham University in New York City, he earned his bachelor’s degree in communications in 1972, when he received the university’s highest communications’ honor. After college he spent two years in New Jersey working at the Asbury Park Press newspaper and its then co-owned radio stations WJLK-AM-FM.


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