DALLAS, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yea! Network, syndicator of popular morning show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, and weekend countdown show, The Hollywood 5, announced today that George Laughlin has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Most recently, Mr. Laughlin served as Senior Vice President of the Square Division at Townsquare Media, following their acquisition of GAP Broadcasting, which he founded in 2007. A radio veteran with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Laughlin founded GAP broadcasting by raising over $200 million with Oaktree Capital Management. Prior to founding GAP, Mr. Laughlin was a consultant to the radio industry, working with mid-sized markets on launching new stations and upgrade opportunities. Prior to GAP Broadcasting, Laughlin established and spent 5 years as the GM of Radio One's cluster of stations in Dallas, TX. Previously, he served in various sales management positions -- including Vice President of Sales -- with Clear Channel Communications and its predecessor companies in Dallas for ten years. Mr. Laughlin received a B.A. from Louisiana State University.
Yea! Owner Kidd Kraddick said he "wanted someone with the vision to continue to expand Yea! Network from a radio syndication company to a content delivery company. George brings the perfect blend of strength in radio and integrated communications. With George's relationships and leadership in the radio industry, coupled with his strengths in integrated communications and entrepreneurialism, we will continue to build our level of performance."
Laughlin stated: "Kidd and I have a history of success together. I've known Kidd for most of my career, and I'm really looking forward to working with Kidd and his team at Yea! Network to continue to build on that success. I feel like I'm coming home."
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Yea! Network syndicates the most-listened to contemporary morning show in America, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, and the pop-culture weekend countdown show, The Hollywood 5. Kidd Kraddick in the Morning is heard on more than 80 stations across the country and on American Forces Radio weekdays from 6-10 a.m. CT. KiddTV, webcasting daily on Ustream, is the #1 Morning Radio Program in the world with over 14 million channel views. Be a fan of the show at www.kiddnation.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/KiddKraddick | Twitter: @KiddKraddick
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