About Joel Raab

Joel Raab currently advises Country radio stations for media companies including Entercom, Bonneville, Max Media, Beasley, Americom, Connoisseur, Forever Media, Mapleton, Renda, Saga, VerStandig and others. 

Prior to consulting, Joel programmed and served as an on-air personality in three major markets; New York, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. A graduate of Northwestern University, Joel was born in the Pittsburgh area and currently lives outside of Philadelphia. He’s married with two children in college.

Awards & Accolades

  • Inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame 2015.
  • Board of Directors, Country Radio Broadcasters 2009 – Present.
  • Named one of country radio’s most influential people for twelve consecutive years by Lon Helton’s Country Aircheck 2006-2019.
  • Chairman of Country Radio Seminar research committee 2013 – 2018.
  • Co-Chairman of the Country Radio Hall of Fame Selection Committee 2019-2020.

Click here: Joel Raab | What Country Radio Means To Our Audience | RadioInk.com

Click here: Joel Raab | 10 Questions With Joel Raab From All Access | AllAccess.com

Click here: Joel Raab, Radio Whisperer, Explains the Art of His Craft | Billboard



“I have worked with every major consultant in the radio industry, and Joel is without a doubt the best! He is a great strategist, a Selector wizard, a good writer and very creative. In addition to his professional skills he is a great guy. He has been a true partner in the success we have had in Portland. Bottom line, if you’re in a competitive battle and want to win, Joel Raab should be on your team.”

Mike Moore , OM, Entercom, Portland and Entercom Director of Country Programming

“When we decided to change format to Country, I knew there was only one consultant I wanted to work with- Joel Raab. I knew that Joel would help us with all aspects of the launch and really be a partner in the station’s success. All of that has been acheived and the station has out-performed our expectations. I would highly recommend Joel without reservation.”

Tim Huelsing, VP/Midwest Communications, Evansville, Indiana

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joel on several occasions, and found him to be the best sort of consultant: Agenda-free, perceptive and able to synthesize information and distill it to the most actionable information for the benefit of his clients. He never brings the same “bag of tricks” to each situation, but rather makes use of his wisdom and experience to gauge each situation differently and deliver unique solutions to drive ratings.”

Tom Webster , Vice President, Strategy and Marketing , Edison Media Research

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Joel on every client project we’ve shared. Not only does he know the Country format inside and out, he is excellent on focusing clients on strategy and branding. Joel is an outstanding consultant; I will always support his hiring by one of my clients.”

Warren Kurtzman , Vice President , Coleman Insights