THE Y NETWORKS … Why “Y”

Reminds me of “Who’s On First” … *see here*

You will thank me later! The best comedy routine of all time!

“Y” is for the Y chromosome. What makes men … Men!

We felt it was time for men to have their own place to hang out, learn more, and just become better guys!

We are a destination for great content and information. And if you want, in many cases you can even buy what you see.

You will have everything from A to Y …

Great Movies, Events, Comedies, Interviews, Easy Cooking Recipes for those special nites, Car Tips, and Sports.

We have Influencers that are Male and Female

So please scroll around and stay awhile.

Drop us a note and tell us what else you would like to see.

The Guys want to hear from you.

Marvin Segel
THE Y NETWORKS President aka The Guy

Marvin Segel, President– is a TV Shopping Executive and was actually in the building when QVC went live over 30 years ago. Marvin has helped build brands and revenue growth. Marvin represented and built over 30 brands on QVC and ShopNBC. Additionally, he created the Vendor On-Air Guest Program, Vendor Relations, and Chaired The Vendor Board at QVC and ShopNBC.

and THE REST OF THE Y TEAM

Scott Calka, EVP of Content and Strategy – has held senior sales, revenue management, and executive positions with DirecTV, FOX Sports, Comcast Spotlight, Madison Square Garden, and the Florida Panthers. His knowledge of the sports and media landscape started as a NY sports fanatic and is an expert in the aforementioned media community. Both Scott Calka and Ron Hartenbaum are founding members of Crossover Media Group and Crossover Media Group Sales, New York, and Los Angeles content creation and ad-sales organizations.

Jim Morrison, Executive Board Member – Former President of L’Oreal, he oversaw unprecedented growth that averaged +20% for more than a decade. Jim has been running companies for over 35 years. He is universally recognized as “one of the best brand strategists in the world”.   Business Week Magazine previously wrote: “Over the last two decades Mr. Morrison has had a profound impact on the American Beauty Industry. In the industry’s history, no other executive has had the level of financial responsibility or breadth of organizational experience as Jim. His devotion to and success within the American beauty industry is unmatched”.

Bill Porricelli, EVP Music, Syndication, and Licensing – is a hands-on guy with broad industry experience. His 30+ year career is highlighted by serving two decades and a majority of that time as SVP of Sir Paul McCartney’s management, production, and music publishing company, MPL Communications, Inc. During his years at MPL, Bill oversaw all licensing marketing, and product development. Through the course of his career, Bill worked on over 150 films and hundreds of syndicated television programs and specials. In addition throughout his career, Bill held positions at PRO’s ASCAP and BMI as well as the National Music Publishers Association/ Harry Fox Agency. His longtime relationships with the music, film, and television communities are a great benefit to the Y Network.

David Maida, VP of Music Operations and Strategy – David is an accomplished music industry professional with over 30 years of experience booking, branding and promoting countless major recording artists including some of the biggest names in music. As the CEO of David Maida Presents he has successfully produced hundreds of concerts in North America and has worked with artists such as Brian Wilson, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Aaron Neville, Todd Rundgren, YES, Living Colour, Rascal Flatts, and the late-legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick to name a few. He continues to be a driving force both internationally and in the US working directly with an array of artists, managers and music industry executives.

Tim Sabean, EVP of Talent Development – is an industry-recognized thought leader, with over 30 years’ experience in a wide variety of disruptive and leadership roles. Most recently, Tim served as SVP, Digital Content at Westwood One, responsible for talent and discovery, content partnerships, and audience growth strategies. Previously, Sabean was at SiriusXM, where he served as SVP for the Howard Stern Channel for 10 years and lead development and growth for the successful entertainment channels. Tim was also VP of Rock programming at Infinity Broadcasting and while at CBS Radio, he created and built out the Eagles Radio Network

Ron Hartenbaum, EVP Operations– is a seasoned veteran in media sales, marketing, and programming: He began his career in advertising at the major agencies Needham and Grey, and went on to become one of the radio industry’s leaders, serving as vice president of sales for Westwood One, director of new business for ABC- owned radio stations, a founding partner of MediaAmerica, CEO of Jones Radio Networks, and founder of Cadence 13. Both Scott Calka and Ron Hartenbaum are founding members of Crossover Media Group and Crossover Media Group Sales, New York, and Los Angeles content creation and ad-sales organizations.