Name: Bob Leighton
Location: St. Cloud
Background: I grew up in Detroit Lakes, MN. My background includes 20+ years in the computer industry developing software for the radio industry at CBSI/Marketron.
Schooling/Education: University of Notre Dame, Graduated 1983
How you got into Broadcasting: Grew up part of a radio family in Detroit Lakes when I was younger and St. Cloud when I was in high school. After working in the software business I joined Leighton Broadcasting as CEO when my father retired.
Why you love your work:
I love many aspects of radio:
- Being the pulse of the community with news, weather and sports information
- The entertainment part of playing music, our station being the center of event with our DJs being the Emcees, remote talent, etc.
Random facts about yourself (personal, professional, anything interesting):
- I am one of nine children
- My wife and I have 5 children
- I still like to program on the computer but don’t have the time like I used to.