Benson announces retirement from Eagle 98.1

Mike Benson, a senior account executive and midday personality on Eagle 98.1, will wrap up a successful 15 year career at Guaranty Media this Friday, July 31st. Mike and his wife Nancy will remain in the Baton Rouge area as Mike will continue being a strong member of the community.

“I enjoyed my successes in Detroit, The Jersey Shore, Kansas City, and Greenville/Spartanburg, but something kept me in Baton Rouge longer than anywhere I have lived in my life. I worked with great talent like Howard Stern, Bob & Tom, JJ Walker and Programmers, Mike McVay and Gary Berkowitz. Now I can add Flynn, Gordy, T.J., and Chris to the list of teammates who have shaped my career. Much love for all over the last 15 years I spent with the Guaranty Media Team!”  Mike Benson

“Mike pulled off a rare feat in radio as a star DJ in Detroit and a top radio sales performer,” said Flynn Foster President Guaranty Media. “Very few have done both as well as Mike.

“ We can’t thank Mike enough for his incredible service to Guaranty Media,” commented Gordy Rush VP/General Manager,  “Mike has always been an active member of our community and represented the company through great roles at the Better Business Bureau,  Real Men Wear Pink, and his rock band “Studio 4”.  Mike will be missed!”

“Most people don’t realize the unbelievable journey Mike took to get here. This was his first time on the sales side of radio as he began his career on the on-air side and he used those abilities and skills to enhance his sales performance. Mike has consistently been at the front of the pack on new business development and performance against budget. His ability to adlib spec spots in CNA meetings is something I will miss!” commented T.J. Solis, CRSM Director of Sales