Roy Laughlin, a veteran Los Angeles radio operator, was named senior vp and market manager for CBS Radio’s seven stations in Los Angeles. Laughlin, best known for his eight years as co-market manager for Clear Channel’s stations and online properties in Los Angeles, will begin his new position Sept. 2 reporting to Dan Mason, president and CEO for CBS Radio.
Laughlin replaces Jeff Federman, who exited the company this week.
In his new role, Laughlin will oversee KCBS-FM, KNX-AM, KFWB-AM, KLSX-FM, KROQ-FM, KRTH-FM and KTWV-FM.
“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,” Mason said. “We’ll be able to benefit from 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.”
Most recently, Laughlin served as partner in Magic Broadcasting, where he oversaw the turnaround of 93.5 KDAY-FM in Los Angeles. He’s also worked with C Student Media, served on the board of Mass 2 One, and co-founded GAP Broadcasting. He began his radio career in 1991 as general sales manager for KIIS-FM, Clear Channel’s Top 40 station in Los Angeles.