Name: Bob Leighton

Title: CEO

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.
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