Cordillera Exec Dan Stein To Retire

The station group’s director of programming and operations will step down on May 25 after a 25-year broadcasting career.


After 25 years in broadcasting, Cordillera Communications’ director of programming and operations, Dan Stein, will retire from television on May 25. He joined the company in 2012.

Prior to his tenure at Cordillera, Stein had an extensive background in the industry. After graduating from Syracuse University, Mr. Stein began his career at KDLH Duluth, Minn., and later expanded his station experience with positions at WFTC Minneapolis and KMOL (now WOAI) San Antonio.

Stein also had several group management roles including director of programming and research for Benedek Broadcasting, VP of programming for Clear Channel Television and as a consultant to New Vision Television.

“I’ve had an amazing run and am thrilled to end it on a high note as part of one of the best independent broadcast groups around,” Stein said. “During my career, I’ve had the honor to serve alongside many industry greats including Jim Yager, Rip Riordan, Steve Spendlove, Bill Moll and Terry Hurley. Even more incredible has been the opportunity to collaborate with the outstanding professionals across this industry, many of whom I’ll sincerely miss.”

Cordillera Communications’ President Terry Hurley said of Stein’s pending retirement: “I have had the pleasure of working with Dan three times during his career, including for the past four-plus years at Cordillera Communications, and wish him the very best as he moves on from the TV business to other areas of interest. Dan has earned the respect of everyone at Cordillera, and across the television industry, and will definitely be missed.”

Cordillera said a search for Stein’s successor is underway.


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Mary Culp says:

April 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Dan is one of the best in the business! I enjoyed working with Dan at Clear Channel TV. Good luck in retirement!

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