CBS Radio Los Angeles says Regional Director of Engineering and longtime CBS Radio employee Scott Mason has passed away.
In reaction, CBS Radio Los Angeles Senior Vice President/Market Manager Dan Kearney emailed this statement to his team:
“The entire CBS Radio family is grieving today over the passing of Scott Mason, who has been part of CBS since 1979. With his spirited passion for radio and unwavering dedication to his work, Scott’s accomplishments were numerous, from being an on-air personality at KROQ to hosting diverse programs like the popular ‘Loveline’ and ‘OpenLine,’ a long-running public affairs show, to overseeing the design and construction of CBS Radio L.A.’s state-of-the art facilities on the Miracle Mile. Our thoughts today are with his family and all those who knew and worked alongside Scott during his amazing life and career.”
CBS Radio colleague and Radio World Technical Advisor Tom McGinley said, “He was my regional engineer for Infinity and later CBS. Scott was tirelessly committed to his work and the company. Like many of us in this business, I would often catch up on email after hours and weekends. Scott would always respond quickly at almost any hour of the night or day. I would ask him, “what are you doing up so late and when do you sleep?” He would always say there was just too much to do and had to keep pushing projects forward. Scott had struggled with various auto-immune and kidney issues for most of his life. But he was always a fighter and never complained or even talked about his health challenges.”
There will be no funeral, in accordance with Mason’s wishes. However, a memorial service will be held in the coming weeks.