YEA Networks’ CEO, George Laughlin, featured on’s Power Players


There are very few scenarios in radio that haven’t been done many time before, but YEA Networks CEO George Laughlin encountered a challenge that hardly anyone ever overcame when in 2013, Kidd Kraddick suddenly passed away, leaving his highly successful morning show in the lurch. Yet Laughlin and the talent cast members of the show were able to not only keep the show afloat, but make it more successful. That has allowed Laughlin to expand YEA’s catalog to include more on-air content – including the just-announced launch of Tino Cochino Radio — as well as digital and experiential products. Here, Laughlin describes how YEA Networks was able to succeed through challenging times.

Read the full Q&A here.


YEA Networks, a High 5 Media company, creates, produces, and syndicates great radio and digital content, including more than 60 podcasts, “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show,” the #1 morning show for Top 40 and Hot AC stations; “Tino Cochino Radio,” heard in all dayparts on Top 40 and Rhythmic stations; “The Greg Beharrell Show,” that brings a unique brand of humor to Rock formats and “The Hollywood 5,” which mixes celebrity gossip, humor, entertainment news and music. YEA’s “Simplebooth” product brings digital and social interactivity to live events for hundreds of stations. For more information, visit