CBS Radio has promoted Paul Donovan to vice president of engineering, according to Chief Operating Officer Scott Herman.
Effective immediately, Donovan will oversee engineering, information technology, real estate and capital for the division’s 117 stations across the U.S.
Donovan was most recently director of engineering for CBS Radio’s Northeast Region, with oversight of the engineering efforts for Atlanta, Boston, Orlando and Hartford. He will continue to work with those markets and add Washington, Philadelphia, Miami and Baltimore to his responsibilities.
In 1990, Donovan joined Boston’s WBZ(AM) as engineering manager. He later was named Boston engineering market manager and director of engineering for American Radio Systems 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 studio relocations and working on various signal improvements and upgrades, among 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 TV, and at various stations in the Boston market. He began his radio career as an announcer in 1972 in Springfield, Mass., while attending Western New England College, before eventually shifting into engineering.
“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.”