The perfect combination of industry pros.

Our team is comprised of experts in the hospitality industry, music and media. We are a hospitality company first; industry professionals who understand how your business works, how important the right ambiance is and how the right music can do so much more than fill a space with noise.

Bradley Newberger : President and Founder

After 10 years of experience in the food service and hospitality industry, Bradley founded Ambiance Radio to apply his education, experience and vision to the solution to a widespread industry problem—the profusion of dull, inappropriate and "just plain bad" music in restaurants. A graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Bradley began his career as a server for a prominent Southern California catering company at age 14. By age 17, he was managing complex catered events and the café at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, overseeing a staff of 20 or more at times. Though young in his career, Bradley has worked every line-level restaurant position from a line-cook to food runner and bartender. He managed the upscale-casual Taverna Banfi in Ithaca, NY, where he conducted his first tests of research-guided restaurant music. His entrepreneurial drive and desire to expand his knowledge about all aspects of hospitality led him to work as a consultant for Coyle Hospitality Group and to spend a year working internationally with Celebrity Cruises. His passion for improving the dining experience and his in-depth understanding of restaurant operations are providing the guiding vision for Ambiance Radio.

Carl Schurtz : COO and Co-Founder

Ambiance Radio's "Dr. Music," Carl is a widely respected music executive and entrepreneur. He has worked with NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, Showtime, ASCAP, and BMI. He founded IndustryRadio.com in 2000, a company that today creates and distributes programming heard on 75 radio stations around the country. He has worked with Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah, Little Richard, the cast of the Brady Bunch, as well as many other celebrities. He has composed music for Sesame Street, the United Nations 40th Anniversary film, and wrote music for many Fortune 500 companies. Carl has won many prestigious awards and remains at the forefront of new ventures in audio, internet media, and adaptive use of existing technologies and techniques.

Rick Newberger : EVP and Co-Founder

Rick has a long track record of building companies and advising entrepreneurs who are developing new services or enterprises relating in some broad fashion to the "media business." As senior adviser to the founders of the Sci-Fi Channel, The Golf Channel, ZDTV (now G4), Tech TV, U.S. Satellite Broadcasting (DirecTV), and SiTV, Rick is widely recognized for his strategic vision, meticulous planning, and wide-ranging expertise in systems design, managing and marketing young companies. He has become one of the industry's leading experts in developing new services and continues to build companies and advise accomplished entrepreneurs in the media world.

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