Former KYW VP/GM Roy Shapiro Passes At 76
Roy Shapiro, who was VP/GM of CBS Radio's KWY/Philadelphia for 20 years until his retirement in 2003, has passed away at the age of 76. CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason said, "Roy was the backbone of KYW Radio for so many years and continued to make valuable contributions to CBS Radio through his wealth of knowledge in audience measurement research. All of us at CBS Radio will miss him -- not only as our colleague but as our loyal friend.”
Shapiro joined Group W/Westinghouse in 1962 and was with CBS Radio for 42 years, also serving as VP/GM of Group W Radio Sales and VP of Strategic Planning and Research in New York. He was part of the team that created the News radio format, at the time an industry breakthrough. Shapiro was heard on the air at KWY through his frequent editorials and served as a mentor and friend to broadcasters.
CBS Radio EVP/Operations Scott Herman said, "Roy was an incredible person and one of the brightest and smartest minds the broadcasting industry has ever seen. His legacy will live on through those of us lucky enough to be mentored by him and those of us blessed to be able to call him a friend."
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