Robert M. Hall
Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Hall graduated from Brown University in 1934 and from Columbia School of Journalism in 1936. After working as a salesman for United Features Syndicate, he formed the Post Syndicate with the New York Post in 1944, soon renamed Post-Hall Syndicate. In 1955 he bought out the Post and renamed it Hall Syndicate.
In 1964, Hall bought his first radio station in Connecticut, and in 1967 he sold Hall Syndicate to Field Enterprises of Chicago. In the ensuing years he formed Hall Communications and purchased numerous radio stations throughout the eastern United States. He resigned as President in 1991 and Chair in 1998, turning the company over to his daughter Bonnie Hall Rowbotham and her husband Art.