Ex-AMR Head Joins a Media Board
DALLAS (AP) _ Former American Airlines chairman Robert Crandall has joined the board of Chancellor Media, the radio broadcasting company.
Crandall, 63, retired last year as chief executive of AMR Corp., American Airlines’ parent company. He replaces Steven Dinetz, a co-founder of Chancellor who said he is retiring to pursue his own radio investments.
Crandall’s knowledge of American’s computer reservations system is expected to be useful as Chancellor launches its system for tracking air time for radio commercials, Chancellor chairman Tom Hicks said.
Hicks said Chancellor wants Crandall’s expertise as it develops strategies for the Internet.
Under Crandall’s control, AMR developed its computer reservation system, frequent flier programs and discounted advance-purchase fares.