Our Process

When we begin discussions with a new client, we prioritize your success over sales. That's why we've developed a comprehensive process to ensure your business thrives.

Discovery, strategy, presentation, adjust, execute, service, monitor ROI.


Our Legacy

Over the past seven decades, media in the United States has undergone a remarkable revolution. Leighton Media has been present, responsive, and adaptive through it all.


Leighton Broadcasting was founded by Al Leighton with KDLM AM in Detroit Lakes, MN.


Leighton Broadcasting purchases KFAM AM and FM stations in St. Cloud, MN which would later become 104.7 KCLD FM and 1450AM KNSI, and moves the corporate headquarters to St. Cloud.


Leighton Broadcasting acquires KYCK in Grand Forks, ND and establishes a market location.


Leighton Broadcasting establishes the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).


Leighton Broadcasting acquires the license for KZPK - Wild Country 99, making Leighton Enterprises the first duopoly in the St. Cloud market.


Leighton Broadcasting acquires KNOX AM/FM in Grand Forks, ND.


The FCC grants Leighton Broadcasting a St. Cloud license for KCML 99.9 FM.


Bob Leighton, son of Al and Jean Leighton, takes over as CEO of Leighton Enterprises.


Leighton Interactive (Vye) founded as a full service Digital Marketing Agency, is formed under the Leighton Enterprises umbrella


Magnetic Spark, a promotional products division is formed under the Leighton Enterprises umbrella.


Leighton Events, an event production division, is formed within Leighton Broadcasting to bring large scale community driven events to the markets.


Leighton Broadcasting expands into Winona and Fergus Falls, MN gaining 10 radio stations through the acquisition from Jerry Papenfus.


Leighton Broadcasting expands into Alexandria, MN gaining three radio stations through the acquisition of Paradis Broadcasting.


Leighton Engage, a full service digital marketing division is formed under the Leighton Enterprises umbrella


Leighton Broadcasting celebrates 60 years of business. Marking this accomplishment with a commemorative logo and celebration.


Leighton Broadcasting rebrands as Leighton Media, encompassing the variety of marketing and advertising services offered to our listeners and community.

Employee-owned certified.
Family and Employee Owned

Leighton Media is proud to be a certified employee-owned organization. Through our employee stock ownership plan, our team members have a real stake in your success. Being employee-owned fosters a culture where everyone is empowered and aligned around growing business for the long haul.

Holly, Aimee & Becca

Join Our Community of Clients

We’re always helping each other out. That’s the beauty of a local partner.