Greater Media Celebrates 60 Years in Broadcasting

March 30, 2016

Greater Media 60 Years

Greater Media, Inc. (GMI) will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary in Broadcasting on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Owned by the Bordes family, the company was originally founded in 1956 by Yale classmates Peter A. Bordes and Joseph Rosenmiller. Greater Media, Inc. is considered to be one of the premiere privately-held broadcast companies in America. GMI’s corporate headquarters are located in Braintree, Massachusetts.

From the ownership of a single radio station in Southbridge, Massachusetts, Greater Media steadily and quietly built a broad-based combination of successful communications companies, spanning America from coast to coast.

By the 1980’s, Greater Media’s business included radio, cable television, printing, publishing, and telecommunications operations. In 1999, the company sold its cable business in order to focus more exclusively on its radio and newspaper operations.

Today, Greater Media is the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia and New Jersey; a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey; and several telecommunications towers throughout the United States.

“I am very proud of the achievements of our company over the past 60 years,” said Greater Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Smyth. “Greater Media is the culmination of Peter Bordes’ life’s work. I am grateful to our incredible employees for their continued dedication in making Greater Media greater on a daily basis over the past six decades. “

Greater Media, Inc. is the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets.  The company also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.


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