Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CBS Radio Promotes Paul Donovan To VP/Engineering

Paul Donovan has been named Vice President, Engineering, CBS RADIO, it was announced today by Scott Herman, Chief Operating Officer, CBS RADIO.  In this new role, he will oversee engineering, information technology (IT), real estate and capital for the division’s 117 stations across the country. The appointment is effective immediately.

“Paul is recognized as one of the best in the business, and has been an integral part of the CBS RADIO engineering team,” said Herman.  “With this elevated position, he will be able to demonstrate and share his vast knowledge and expertise with all of our stations.  I’m extremely excited to work with him, especially during such a time of change for our industry as we explore new operational technologies.”

Donovan was most recently Director of Engineering, Northeast Region, CBS RADIO with oversight of the engineering efforts for Atlanta, Boston, Orlando and Hartford.  He will continue to work with those markets and add Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Miami, and Baltimore to his responsibilities.

Paul Donovan
In 1990, Donovan joined WBZ-AM as Engineering Manager.  He later was named Boston Engineering Market Manager and Director of Engineering for American Radio Systems (ARS) in 1993.  During his tenure, he served as the Broadcast Chair for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Following CBS’s acquisition of ARS in 1998, Donovan has been a regional engineering manager and local engineer to the Boston cluster of stations, overseeing several successful studio relocations, and working on various signal improvements and upgrades, amongst other responsibilities.  He also has worked to improve a number of the division’s AM transmission properties.

Throughout his career, Donovan has spent time working in both radio and television, and at various stations in the Boston market.  He began his radio career as an announcer in 1972 in Springfield, Massachusetts while attending Western New England College, before eventually shifting into engineering.

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