Jon Sinton is a serial media entrepreneur and has managed, owned, and operated shows, radio stations, networks, and allied businesses. He started as a radio air personality in Toledo, Ohio, moved into radio management in Phoenix, Arizona, program and marketing consulting in Atlanta, Georgia, and ultimately into radio station ownership in Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Sinton brought Jim Hightower, the populist author, to American radio in 1993 via the ABC radio networks. In 2002, sensing a growing market for political talk, he created and was the founding president of Air America Radio, which featured Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, Marc Maron, and Janeane Garofalo. Air America represented the birth of organized progressive talk on radio.
Beginning in 2008, Sinton began experimenting with various digital media projects including subscription podcasts of The Mike Malloy Showand Ring of Fire, with Sam Seder, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Mike Papantonio. In early 2011, Sinton co-founded the smartphone app Progressive Voices (PV), which aggregates all progressive content that is seen, heard, or read. In 2012, PV launched a streaming radio service, The Progressive Voices Channel, on TuneIn. Sinton is a 1977 graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he now serves on the board of directors of the Telecomm Alumni Association. He also serves as chairman of the board of the Georgia Chapter of Common Cause.