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Howard Lapides began his career in radio at age 16 at WYSL-FM in Buffalo, New York. While attending Emerson College in Boston, he produced the top-rated “The Steve Fredericks Show” on WMEX and worked weekends on-air at WEIM in Fitchberg, MA. After graduation, Lapides worked five years with Baton Broadcasting of Canada, lending his on-air and programming expertise to CKLW, Windsor and CFGO, Ottawa. Following his success in radio, Howard became one of Canada’s most successful concert promoters. Together with promoters Michael Cohl and Donald Talton (Donald K. Donald), he promoted every major act in Canada. As a one-day favor to a friend, Lapides also developed and hosted a post-game talk show on the Buffalo Bills radio network. That one day turned into years of top-rated success with the Bills and WBEN radio. As CEO of Lapides Entertainment, Howard is now managing write/producers, talk show hosts, authors, comedians, and actors, as well as executive producing a variety of shows in the United States and Canada. Mr. Lapides is the executive producer of VH-1’s highly successful Celebrity Rehab franchise. Howard is managing partner of Dr. Drew productions. Howard also served as an Executive Producer for Comedy Central’s “The Man Show”. He was an Executive Producer of the highly successful show Loveline” for MTV and he worked closely with MTV in developing TRL for client Carson Daly. Lapides produced client Tom Green’s feature directorial debut, Freddy Got Fingered for New Regency Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. He also executive produced Stealing Harvard with Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment for Revolution Studios. Lapides also was the creative consultant for Canada’s critically acclaimed talk show “Open Mike” with Mike Bullard on CTV. Partnering with the late Brandon Tartakoff, he also executive produced the pilot “Best Defense” for ABC, starring Lauren Graham and Steve Landesberg. Lapides is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a member of the steering committee of the Producer’s Caucus. He served two terms on the board of Overseers for his Alma Mater, Emerson College.