Thomas E. (Tom) Langmyer was named vice president/general manager of WGN-AM (Radio 720), Chicago, in March 2005.
Previously, Langmyer was vice president/general manager of KMOX-AM, St. Louis, from 2003 to 2005 and was vice president/programming for CBS Radio's News/Talk Stations Group, which included KRLD-AM, Dallas; WPHT-AM, Philadelphia; WCCO-AM, Minneapolis; KMOX-AM, St. Louis; KDKA-AM, Pittsburgh; KXNT-AM, Las Vegas, WTIC-AM, Hartford and stations in four additional markets. He joined CBS in 1992 as program director of KMOX. His background also includes consulting radio stations throughout the U.S. in a variety of talk and music formats.
Langmyer was program director at WSYR-AM and WYYY-FM in Syracuse, N.Y., from 1986 to 1992. He worked at WGR-AM/FM, Buffalo, N.Y., from 1982 to 1986 as program manager and airborne traffic pilot/reporter. He began his career at WBEN-AM, Buffalo.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Langmyer holds a bachelor's degree from Grove City College in Grove City, PA. While in St. Louis, he served on the boards of directors of the Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Urban League of Greater St. Louis, the Boy Scouts of America/St. Louis and Forest Park Forever. He was honorary chairman of the Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, receiving the "Good Samaritan Award" in 2004. He served as Director, Hockey North America/St. Louis and plays ice hockey.
Langmyer currently serves on the board of directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Broadcasters Association. He is active with the Radio Broadcasters of Chicago, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), National Radio Hall of Fame & Museum, Buffalo Broadcast Pioneers and the WGN Radio 720 Neediest Kids Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation.
An author, Langmyer wrote the book Lake Erie: History and Views, a non-fiction work, which was published in 2009; and he is currently writing a book about Lake Michigan. Also a private pilot, Langmyer works with Tribune's Chief Innovation Officer, Lee Abrams, on Sky Dives, a nationally televised food feature program, which airs on WGN-America and locally on WGN-TV and CLTV. He lives with his wife Mary and their two children in suburban Chicago.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times