SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL’S BEST PLACE TO WORK IN SPORTS

2023

Good Karma Brands has been named the best large media workplace by the Sports Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Sports – receiving first place in the Sports Media category. Best Places to Work showcases workplaces where teammates willingly go above and beyond in their work, advocate for the organization, and have the highest level of teammate engagement.


FOS BEST EMPLOYERS IN SPORTS

2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

For four years in a row, Good Karma Brands was recognized as Front Office Sports Best Employers in Sports, which recognizes organizations across the sports industry that are doing the best for their employees. Whether it’s great leadership, commitment to diversity and inclusion, employee wellbeing, or philanthropic/social endeavors, the Best Employers in Sports looks to recognize organizations who do right by their employees.


TOP WORKPLACES

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Good Karma Brands is consistently recognized as a Top Workplace in the markets which they operate as well as on the national level. This award celebrates  companies that prioritize a people-centered culture and give employees a voice. The Top Workplaces USA award is based entirely on feedback from an employee engagement survey.


WISCONSIN BROADCASTER’S ASSOCIATION

Good Karma Brands’ Wisconsin Stations are recognized each year at the WBA’s Awards Gala. Most recently in 2023, GKB are proud recipients of the following awards:

MBJ 40 Under 40 2017

2017

Kate Kazlo was named a 2017 Forty under 40 by Milwaukee Business Journal

DMSA 2016

2016

Betsy Pugliese received the 2016 Distinguished Marketing and Sales Award from Crain’s Cleveland Business

2015 Palm Beach CEO

2015

Steve Politziner was named a Palm Beach Ultimate CEO from the South Florida Business Journal

Hispanic Chamber 2014

2014

ESPN Deportes 760 received the 2014 Business Enterprise Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

2014 40 Under 40

2014

Sam Pines was named a 2014 Forty under 40 by Crain’s Cleveland Business Journal

2013 40 Under 40

2013

Keith Williams was named a 2013 Forty under 40 by Crain’s Cleveland Business Journal

Palm Beach Chamber 2013

2013

Steve Politziner was named a 2013 Small Business Person of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

SME Cleveland 2013

2013

Sam Pines was named a 2013 Distinguished Sales and Marketing Executive

May 7, 2024
ESPN Cleveland announces debut of Hammer & Emmett, an exciting Saturday morning show on ESPN Radio featuring Aaron Goldhammer and Emmett Golden.

May 2, 2024
ESPN Madison announced as home for UW Women's Volleyball

November 1, 2022
ESPN 1000 Named New Flagship Station for the Chicago Bears

April 12, 2022
ESPN LA Names Industry Veteran Justin Schaflander as Director of Sales

March 22, 2022
98.7 ESPN New York and MSG Networks Announce Multi-Year Radio Broadcasting Agreement

March 15, 2022
ESPN LA and the Los Angeles Lakers Extend Radio Rights Agreement

March 7, 2022
Good Karma Brands Names Sam Pines, Vinny DiMarco Market Managers

December 13, 2021
Good Karma Brands to Acquire ESPN Owned & Operated Radio Stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago

June 2, 2021
Good Karma Brands Announces Home Office, Radio Stations Move to The Avenue

December 21, 2020
101.7 The Truth Launching January 4, 2021 with a lineup diverse in life experiences and thought

September 29, 2020
Good Karma Brands announces the launch of 101.7 The Truth, a local radio home for Milwaukee’s Black community.

August 2019
ESPN Radio Chicago Leased to Good Karma Brands

July 2019
Beaver Dam's 95.3 WXRO Becomes 95X

October 2018
WKTI Becomes 94.5 ESPN FM

July 2018
Good Karma Brands to Purchase E.W. Scripps’ WTMJ, WKTI Radio Stations in Milwaukee

March 2015
Cover 5 Finds Partner in Good Karma Brands

March 2013
ESPN 850 WKNR Announces Partnership with the Cleveland Browns

February 2013
ESPN 760 Announces Agreement to Acquire 106.3 FM

September 2013
ESPN West Palm Launches First All-Spanish Sports Station in Palm Beach

October 2013
ESPN West Palm Announces Creation of Boca Raton Bowl

December 2012
ESPN 760 and WPTV Extend Broadcast Partnership

June 2012
Children’s Radiothon Raises Record Funds for Local Agencies

March 2012
Tony Grossi joins ESPN Cleveland

May 2011
Aaron Rodgers joins ESPN Wisconsin

September 2009
Jason Wilde joins ESPNWisconsin.com