Tuesday, September 7, 2010

McCoy Named GM of KFMK

CRISTA Broadcasting has named Tim McCoy as general manager of KFMK 105.9, which serves the Austin, TX, market. CRISTA's acquisition of KFMK from Aloha Trust (a holding entity of Clear Channel Communications) awaits final FCC approval. Following that confirmation, KFMK will launch a new Christian Contemporary Music format on Mon., Sept. 20.

McCoy is a third-generation radio manager, joining his father and grandfather in having managed Midwestern radio stations. His extensive experience in the radio industry includes on-air work, engineering, sales, sales management, and general management. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager of Univision Austin from 2003 to 2009. Prior to Univision, McCoy served in management roles for Pulitzer Broadcasting, Susquehanna Radio, and Hispanic Broadcasting.

“We are thrilled to bring on a high-caliber radio manager like Tim as the general manager for our Austin operation,” said Stan Mak, vice president and general manager of CRISTA Broadcasting. “His excellent background in radio management is complemented by a rich history of employees who have enjoyed being mentored by him. He will immediately begin to assemble a management team and staff for KFMK 105.9.”

McCoy said, “It is a great honor to join a highly regarded organization like CRISTA Broadcasting, where vocation and faith come together. I am excited about what we will be building here in Austin. KFMK is going to bring a unique sound and extensive community involvement to the people of this great city. I can’t wait to get started. We’re going to present a new spirit to Austin.”

In addition to KFMK, CRISTA Broadcasting owns Spirit 105.3 and KCIS AM 630, Seattle, WA; and Praise 106.5, Bellingham, WA.

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