John Dille began his career as a copy boy for the Washington Post. Later, he became a reporter for Thomson Newspaper Ltd. with overseas assignments in England, Turkey, and Wales. He also worked at the Mishawaka Times and Elkhart Truth before moving to broadcasting. Dille is president of Federated Media, a 15-station radio group with stations in Indiana and Michigan. He has been active in industry affairs as past chairman and director of Indiana Broadcasters Association, chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Radio Board, and the NAB/National Radio Broadcasters Association Unification Task Force, and the Congressional Relations Committee. Dille also served as chairman of the Radio Adverting Bureau (RAB).