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Kidd Kraddick Founder – In Loving Memory (1959 – 2013)
Kidd Kraddick was the creator of Kidd Kraddick In The Morning, the most-listened-to contemporary morning show in America. His numerous accolades included America’s Best Radio Personality, Radio and Records Major Market Personality of the Year and the distinguished Marconi Award for Radio Personality of the Year. In the 1990s, Kidd launched a monthly publication for radio personalities called “The Morning Mouth” and a show prep service called “BitBoard.” After selling both, Kidd went on to found YEA Networks in 2006 as the distribution arm of his nationally syndicated morning show. He passed away in July 2013 while at an event to raise money for his beloved charity, Kidd’s Kids.
George Laughlin Chief Executive Officer
Prior to becoming CEO of YEA Networks in 2011, George raised more than $100 million to launch GAP Broadcasting with Oaktree Capital in 2007. For the next 4 years, he served as president of GAP, which owned 60 radio stations across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. George was a radio consultant for two years prior to that and has been a veteran of the radio industry in both small and large markets for more than a quarter century. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Louisiana State University in 1991. Read George’s Full Bio and be sure to check out George Laughlin on Crunchbase or on LinkedIn.
Claudia Moglovkin Chief Financial Officer
Claudia joined YEA Networks as its controller in March 2012. Claudia previously worked as an external auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers and as a senior accountant specializing in international accounting and SEC reporting at Fossil, Inc. Claudia received her BBA and MPA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a certified public accountant in the State of Texas.
Shawn Nunn President
Shawn joined YEA Networks after a nine year stint at Townsquare Media where he was Vice President of National Sales. Townsquare has radio stations in 66 markets throughout the country. Prior to that, Shawn has worked in all aspects of the radio/media industry for nearly 30 years in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Seattle and Colorado Springs markets. A native of Texas, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Texas State University in 1985.
Robert Ehrman Vice President of Programming & Executive Producer, The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show & The Hollywood 5
Once a part-timer for Kraddick’s morning show back in 1996, Robert moved off to host his own morning show from 1997-1999. After a brief stint in Allentown, PA, he headed west and spent 6 years in Los Angeles as Operations Manager for Clear Channel syndicated product Valentine in the Morning. He relocated back to Texas and became the Affiliate Relations Director for Yea Networks in 2008 and 2009. He has held the role of Executive Producer since January 2010.
Russ Francis Vice President of Marketing
Russ joined YEA Networks after a 10-year run at Clear Channel Radio. While there, Russ directed the initial launch of online streaming and was one of the pioneers in adopting and embracing social media. He was also an on-air personality and program director for Top 40 station WAEV in Savannah, GA, leading the station to new ratings highs.
Mike Morse VP / YEA Entertainment
Mike’s passion for broadcasting stated as a DJ for his Hampden-Sydney College radio station, WWHS 92.1, in Virginia. After a six-year stint in promotions, weekends, and mornings with Bill & Sheri on Mix 101.5, Mike Co-Hosted and Executive Produced Bob & The Showgram on G105; where he enjoyed nine more years of unprecedented ratings success. After G105, Mike parlayed his popularity into becoming the Host of the television show My Carolina Today on NBC affiliate, WNCN. He now is the Vice President of YEA Entertainment, the parent of RadioDJs.com. Contact: 844.543.3357 or email@example.com
Don Wakefield Director of Engineering / IT
Don began his radio career working in the Engineer and IT departments of the Susquehanna/Cumulus cluster in Dallas, TX for nine years before joining YEA Networks. He has also worked at WideOrbit Automation for Radio for five years, providing configuration and training at hundreds of stations across North America. At the end of 2015 he returned to YEA Networks as the Director of Engineering and IT.
Scott Kerr Director of Affiliate Sales and Content
Scott is a 45 year veteran of Radio, working in all facets of the industry, incuding programming, on-air, and sales. The past eight years, Scott was Vice President of Sales for the Eastern United States for RadioTraffic.com.