Daniel Kearney has been named Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Los Angeles, it was announced today by Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS RADIO, to whom he will report. Kearney will oversee all operations of the division’s cluster of six radio stations. The appointment is effective on Tuesday, September 3.
CBS RADIO owns and operates KNX-AM (All News), KAMP-FM (Top 40), KCBS-FM (Adult Hits), KROQ-FM (Alternative Rock), KRTH-FM (Classic Hits), and KTWV-FM (Adult Contemporary).
“Dan is an accomplished broadcaster and exactly the right executive to shape a new future for our iconic radio stations in Los Angeles,” said Mason. “He has an impressive record of experience managing the operations of a multitude of different radio formats, producing noteworthy growth across all key measures. Dan’s a fabulous addition to our organization.”
Kearney will work closely with senior managers Peter Bowen, Senior Vice President and Director of Sales, and Kevin Weatherly, Senior Vice President of Programming, continuing the significant work they’ve done to ensure CBS RADIO Los Angeles is positioned for continued growth and success.
Having worked in radio for more than 20 years, Kearney has a vast knowledge of effective sales and management philosophies. He most recently was Vice President and Market Manager for Cox Media Group in Miami (2012-2013) where he increased sales revenue by double digits, outpacing the general market’s performance. He joined Cox in 1998 as Local Sales Manager for KFI-AM in Los Angeles where he worked for nearly two years before transferring to Atlanta to take on the General Sales Manager role for Cox’s largest station, WSB-AM.
Kearney spent close to 13 years in the nation’s ninth ranked radio market leading sales for WSB-AM (1999-2005), and later taking on General Manager responsibilities for WSB-FM and WBTS-FM (2005); WSRV-FM (2006-08) and WSB-AM (2008-09). In April 2009, he was named Vice President of Sales/Co-Market Manager for the four station cluster. He was named Vice President and Market Manager in July 2010 and set forth a plan that grew audience and revenue. Kearney was instrumental in recruiting major on-air talent to Cox’s Atlanta stations, and achieved significant digital sales earnings for the company.
Kearney holds a degree in radio/television from Southern Illinois University.
About CBS RADIO
CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits, and urban formats, among others. The division operates 126 stations across 27 markets, including all of the Top 10 and delivers original local audio and video content, events and on-demand programming. Additionally, CBS RADIO reaches audiences through CBS Sports Radio, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media. For more information, visit www.cbsradio.com.