Roy Laughlin Named CBS/L.A. SVP/Market Manager; Jeff Federman Exits
August 13, 2008 at 1:24 PM (PT)
ROY LAUGHLIN has been named SVP/Market Manager for CBS RADIO’s seven LOS ANGELES stations. The appointment was made today by CBS RADIO President DAN MASON, effective beginning TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd.
LAUGHLIN will oversee the company's L.A. cluster including Adult Hits KCBS, News KNX-A, News KFWB-A, Talk KLSX, Alternative KROQ, Oldies KRTH and Smooth AC KTWV, and will report to DAN MASON.
The news comes hours after CBS RADIO/LOS ANGELES Market Manager JEFF FEDERMAN resigned. FEDERMAN had been Market Manager for the cluster in 2006 after spending time as Dir./Sales for Adult Hits KCBS (JACK-FM), which he helped launch along with KROQ PD and VP/Programming KEVIN WEATHERLY. He has also served as GM for Alternative KROQ, News KFWB-A and Adult Hits JACK-FM.
I'm used to running the number one cluster in Los Angeles, and I'm not going to rest until it's that way, again.
MASON said, "ROY is a creative thinker who knows the radio business from the ground up and I couldn’t be happier to have him on our team. We'll be able to benefit from on his ingenuity and ties to the Los Angeles community of listeners and advertisers which should garner immediate results for our award winning brands in the market."
LAUGHLIN comes from MAGIC BROADASTING where he was most recently a partner and oversaw Urban KDAY/LOS ANGELES. And, prior to that he was CLEAR CHANNEL/L.A.'s co-Market Mgr.
LAUGHLIN told ALL ACCESS, "The L.A. market is a puzzle and is easy when all of the pieces are in the right places. We had significant market-wide growth the entire time I was leading the charge at CLEAR CHANNEL, and I expect that will be the case, again. I love radio, the public loves radio, the advertisers love radio. I'm used to running the number one cluster in LOS ANGELES, and I'm not going to rest until it's that way, again."
And, LAUGHLIN added, "I'm also proud of KDAY's new tower going up this wekeend and the additions of BAISDEN and MONIQUE, making KDAY the Urban leader in the market."