Leslie Gold, The Radiochick

Leslie Gold, The Radiochick

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Leslie Gold, "The Radiochick" is a controversial radio talk show host based in NYC and a ratings winner in the #1 radio market NYC. Prior to her entry in radio she was the owner and CEO of a 160 person construction manufacturing company. After 10 years she sold the company to Fortune 100 company.

Biography

Leslie Gold, known as the “Radiochick” has competed in two male dominated industries, building products manufacturing, and the cutthroat radio business in the heavily male “shock jock” segment. She has created one of the most dominant brand personalities in the New York area.

Prior to her entry in radio, Gold owned and operated Bishop Manufacturing Company, a medium-sized window manufacturing company. At age 25, With a net worth of 27,000 she landed a 5 million dollar loan from a bank to purchase the then 55 employee company. She ran the company for 10 years, long paid off the loan, grew the business to 3 manufacturing locations with 160 employees, supplying hundreds of commercial and residential contractors with custom made windows and doors. In 1996 she sold the business to a Fortune 100 company for many times its purchase price.

Gold then turned her attention to talk radio, a longtime passion. and her broadcasting history is equally impressive. At WNEW, the Radiochick rapidly took the show from 17th to 3rd among men. Hosting the morning show at Q104.3, she was the only woman headlining a morning drive radio show in New York. In little more than a year she delivered the highest morning show ratings in the station’s history. Gold added television to her resume hosting a show created specifically for her, "The Radiochick on the Prowl" for Time Warner's Metro Channel. She extended her reach nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio, creating one of the most popular and exciting shows on the service. Lured back to terrestrial radio by a well publicized contract, she anchored afternoon drive on 92.3 FM.

Gold is now adding television production to her resume. She is a creative consultant for the new “Gong Show” currently airing on Comedy Central, and is shooting the pilot for her own show titled “TMI – Too Much Information” She has also has been featured or appeared as a guest on many television shows including those on Fox News, GoodDay NY, CNN, MSNBC, ABC Evening News, WB11 News, and CNBC and has been featured in print by The Associated Press, The New York Times, Newsweek, Playboy, Penthouse and Glamour magazine among others.

She is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Harvard Graduate School of Business. She lives in NYC with her significant other, rock star Carmine Appice, whom she met when he was a guest on her radio show.

As a public speaker, Leslie mixes her business experience with her irreverent quick-witted delivery and has been hired by Morgan Stanley, Warner Brothers Publishing, Eisner LLP, The Women's Financial Group, and Panasonic to speak to their executives on a variety of topics.

Subject matter includes:

-Fear. The universal obstacle to success. How to feel fear and still act fearlessly, changing your "What if" mindset, assessing risk accurately and the groundbreaking research on "Self Esteem" versus "Self Mastery"

-Gender. From her ringside seat of 20 years in exclusively male industries, Leslie shares her unusual observations about how men and women conduct themselves differently in various situations. Related subjects include the advantage of being underestimated, and mercilessly ridding yourself of the things that hold you back.

- Branding yourself -Setting yourself apart, finding your 'voice', branding yourself, breaking out and building trust in your personal brand, and your company's brand.

Leslie is a perfect choice to speak to students in media, management, entertainment or to women's organizations.

Set List

Leslie Gold talks speaks with candor and humor about what it takes to really succeed when you are an underdog in fiercely competitive industries:

1. Fear - how to be afraid and still act fearlessly
2. Let people underestimate you
3. Branding yourself
4. Using every tool you have to get ahead
5. Action, even wrong action, always beats inaction
6. Sometimes, It pays to be stupid
7. Negotiate like a man, even if you aren't one.
8. The apology mindset of women