Andrew Guest has been in the communications industry for over 40 years in a variety of radio positions, including engineering, ownership, management, brokerage, and programming.
In 1997, he co-founded American Media Services LLC, a leading radio station technical, development, and brokerage firm, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and directed all technical operations. During this time, AMS created dozens of upgrade projects involving some of radio’s largest companies including ABC/Disney, ClearChannel, Cox Media, Cumulus, Entravision, Educational MediaFoundation, Hubbard, Radio One, Saga, and Univision.
Guest personally created scenarios resulting in new signals in major markets such as Minneapolis and New Orleans, and smaller markets including Asheville, Myrtle Beach, and a number of others.
He has also served as a media broker and conducted extensive research into radio station pricing, leading to the development of a stick-value radio pricing/valuation model that has achieved industry-standard status. He has valued more than 300 radio stations in 40 states, from the smallest markets to the largest.
Guest has been in station ownership since 1979 and has held interests in 25 radio stations.
Stations under his leadership have won numerous state and national awards for excellence and innovation.
He was also CEO of an early digital telephone network that preceded Nextel (now Sprint), and, in recent years, gained online experience through ownership and management involvement inan Internet radio service (www.theradio.com) with listeners worldwide to its 200+ channels.
He served two terms on the board of directors of the Georgia Association of Broadcastersand eight years on the board of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the U.S. in New York. His dominant civic project today is as Managing Director of VietnamVeterans.US (now under construction), a web site/blog/music service with news and entertainment blended with dissemination of important and little-known health and other benefits available to VietnamVets, especially those related to Agent Orange and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Guest served two years in the army and is a Vietnam Veteran.
He holds a Journalism degree from the University of Georgia, Athens, where he served as a newsman at WRFC Radio. Guest is a native of Blackshear, Georgia, where he began his broadcasting career as an announcer at WBSG while in high school.