Leighton Broadcasting Founder Al Leighton Dies
June 29, 2012 at 4:20 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of LEIGHTON BROADCASTING Founder and Chairman AL LEIGHTON, who died THURSDAY morning at 86, according to the ST. CLOUD TIMES.
Starting in radio at KLIZ-A/BRAINERD, MN in 1951, LEIGHTON became GM at KDLM-A/DETROIT LAKES, MN and bought what is now KCLD/ST. CLOUD in 1975. The company now owns 12 stations. AL LEIGHTON retired in 2007, with son BON LEIGHTON taking over as CEO.