Bruce J. Mittman
General Partner, CEO
Bruce Mittman is a General Partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Community Broadcasters. The company owns forty six radio stations in three states, Elmira/Corning NY, Watertown NY, Ogdensburg NY, Olean NY, Florence SC, Sumter SC, Orangeburg SC and Florida Markets. A thirty-year veteran of the Marketing/Advertising and Broadcasting industries, Bruce is also the President/CEO of Mittcom, the 15th largest advertising agency in Boston.
An out-of-the-box problem solver, Bruce has had extraordinary success with startups and turnarounds in both marketing and broadcasting environments. In the course of his broadcast career, Bruce has owned or operated over 30 radio stations, and served as the Vice President and General Manager for the Entercom three station group in Boston. He built a successful New England Sports network, and while under his leadership, WAAF-FM was named “Rock Station of the Year” in Billboard Magazine, Radio & Records Magazine and FMQB. Among his many accomplishments in the world of marketing and advertising, Bruce was involved in the initial branding in the U.S. of Salomon Ski Bindings, Timberland Footwear and Fayva Shoes. Bruce holds an MBA in finance from Northeastern University. Email Bruce
General Partner, President
Jim Leven, a 30-year radio veteran, is a General Partner, President of Community Broadcasters. The company owns forty six radio stations in three states, Elmira/Corning NY, Watertown NY, Ogdensburg NY, Olean NY, Florence SC, Sumter SC, Orangeburg SC and Florida Markets.
Jim’s career in broadcasting began at the age of 14. His love of broadcast took him to Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications, a constituent school of Northwestern University. In his multi-faceted radio career, Jim has worked as an announcer, talk show host, sports host, program director, general manager and group head. His experience also includes work in television as a news and weather anchor. Jim formed Pilot Communications in 1990 with the acquisition of WAQX, Syracuse. Under his leadership, the company grew to 20 stations in 5 markets, and was sold to Citadel Broadcasting in 2000. Email Jim
Though Peter is a Massachusetts native, his college years at Ithaca College give him New York roots, as well. Post-graduation, Peter worked for 4 years in public accounting, and as a CPA since 2002. Peter has served as an Accounting Manager for the public relations firm, Schwartz Communications, as an Assistant Controller for the private equity firm, Advent International and as Controller for FirstGiving, Inc., an Internet/technology company. Peter’s work experience has given him a diverse skill set that makes him an asset to the Community Broadcasters team. Email Peter