Howard B. AndersonPresident and CEO
Howard Anderson and his son Kirk own and operate KHWY, Inc., a California corporation, holding eight FM licenses in Southern California.
The eight stations broadcast three formats targeted at the more than 1.5 million travelers a week crossing the Mojave Desert on Interstate 15 and Interstate 40, the principal highways between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Howard served on the Radio Board from 1994 to 1998 with two terms as Radio vice chairman and one term as Radio chairman. He is currently a member of the board of the California Broadcasters Association and has served as its Radio vice president. He is also on the board of the southern California Broadcasters Association. He is a Trustee of NAB's Political Action Committee (NABPAC) and recently completed a two-year term as PAC chairman.
Howard's entire professional career has been in broadcasting, beginning in 1948 with the experimental television station W6XIS in Salt Lake City, which later became KDYL- TV.
Prior to putting the California stations on the air in 1980, Howard was vice president of marketing for the seven hotel/casinos owned by Howard Hughes’ Summa Corporation. He was also director of the Communications Group of Summa with responsibilities for The Hughes Television Network and KLAS-TV Las Vegas. Before joining Hughes in 1972, Howard was vice president of sales for 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Film Syndication. After leaving KDYL-TV in 1957, he was with WFAA-TV Dallas for five years as a producer/director and film director.
Howard and his wife Midene live in Los Angeles and have four grown children and 11 grandchildren.