Key Networks to Rep Dave Paulus’ and John Shomby’s New Radio Consultancy, Radio’s Fresh Eyes


Key Networks, a next generation syndication company serving the radio industry, announces that it has entered into an agreement with Radio’s Fresh Eyes to represent the radio culture and leadership consultancy’s services to stations for cash or barter.

Led by respected industry executives Dave Paulus and John Shomby, Radio’s Fresh Eyes works with radio groups of all sizes to create a dominant and unparalleled employee culture, giving stations actionable steps to a winning culture.

A 35-year broadcaster, Dave Paulus understands that great leaders motivate their team with clear direction and a mission that builds loyalty and performance. He has run successful station groups across the U.S. and with John Shomby, developed the Max Media cluster in Virginia Beach into strong brands with a winning culture.

Paulus is past president of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters and in 2018, received the CT Lucy Award from the organization for lifetime broadcast excellence.

John Shomby has programmed multiple formats, local and syndicated, for over 40 years. He has overseen the launches of stations in markets including Augusta, Flint, Birmingham, Portland, Dallas, Honolulu and Norfolk/Virginia Beach, building team culture from the ground up to deliver success.

Based in Nashville, TN, Shomby coaches and mentors radio programmers and on-air talent to help them grow and develop inside the radio station and within the radio industry.

In addition, he has developed “Radio 101 Boot Camp” a training program for new Country artists to help guide them through their radio tours and make the most of their engagement with stations.

Shomby is an 11-year member of Nashville’s Leadership Music organization and has served on the Country Radio Broadcasters’ Board of Directors since 2005 and as the sitting Vice President since 2019.

Dennis Green, Chief Revenue Officer, Key Networks, said: “When we started Key Networks, the goal was to be associated with the biggest brands and best in class product and people. Radio’s Fresh Eyes checks all the boxes, and I couldn’t be happier to be working with Dave and John on this project. 

They are consummate professionals who know all facets of the business and provide the leadership your station needs to win. That is Radio’s Fresh Eyes. They get it because they lived it. That’s all you need to know.”

Dave Paulus, Partner, Radio’s Fresh Eyes, commented: “When John and I developed Radio’s Fresh Eyes, we presented it as “We get it because we’ve lived it”. We know the cash challenges many broadcasters are currently experiencing and our partnership with Key Networks allows our broadcast partners to utilize our team, without a cash outlay. 

We’re thrilled to develop this partnership with the team at Key Networks and can’t wait to offer our prospective clients our services for a minimal barter commitment. Time to get some FRESH EYES on the radio industry today!”

John Shomby, Partner, Radio’s Fresh Eyes, remarked: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be associated with Dennis Green and Key Networks. Having worked with Dennis during my days at Cumulus/Westwood One, I know what he brings to the table for us and the ease that our clients will have with Key Networks.

We know this will be a good way for our prospective clients to get the management and leadership assistance they need coming out of this pandemic and working toward the future.” To learn more about Radio’s Fresh Eyes, please visit: