After recently joining forces with WAY Media, Hope Media Group, a faith-based media organization headquartered in Houston, has promoted several leaders within the merged entity.
Chris most recently served as PD and Afternoon Host at Christian Pop/Hip-Hop NGEN in Houston.
The Way Media Board of Directors and President/CEO John Scaggs announced he is stepping down from his post, effective immediately.
WAY Media Chief Content Officer Faron Dice has announced that Gavin Granstrom has joined The Wally Show as Producer/Digital Media Specialist.
WAY Media, Inc. has entered into an agreement with 3 Horizons, LLC. to purchase KWEE-FM in West Linn, OR which will replace the 104.5 FM translator WAY-FM has broadcast from since 2011.
WAY Media Network Program Director, Todd Stach, announces the upcoming departure of Carlos Aguiar from “Carlos and Joy on WAY-FM” at the end of 2017.
WAY Media Chief Content Officer Faron Dice has announced that Todd Stach has been named Network Program Director, effective October 1, 2017. Stach is a Christian music radio industry veteran, most recently serving as Chief Content Officer/Director of Programming at The River in Columbus, OH for the past 11 ½ years.
WAY Media Board Chairman Neal Joseph has announced that, after an extensive national search, the board of directors has named John Scaggs as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Bob Augsburg, who founded the organization 30 years ago with his wife, Felice. Bob is retiring from his day-to-day role to take the position of Founder / President Emeritus.
WAY-FM Chief Operating Officer Lloyd Parker has announced that Dean Sims has joined the executive team as Chief Technology Officer. Dean comes to WAY Media after serving the ministry as a technical consultant for 5 months.
Bob Augsburg, Founder / President of WAY Media, announced to the Board of Directors last year that he and his wife, Felice, Co-Founder of WAY-FM, were ready to begin discussing a succession plan. Recently the details of this plan were finalized, with the first phase of the transition/succession beginning in the summer of 2017.
WAY Media Chief Operating Officer Lloyd Parker, has announced the addition of new operations directors at four local WAY-FM stations.
WAY Media Chief Content Officer, Faron Dice, has announced an extended partnership agreement with Blood:Water, that utilizes the Wally Show on WAY-FM, to provide water and lasting change in Africa.
WAY Media, Inc. successfully launched WAY-FM on its new station, KAWA 89.7, in Dallas/Ft Worth on October 1. Formerly Christian rocker PowerFM (KVRK), the new format began with a stunt of broadcasting the Newsboys’ song “God’s Not Dead” 24/7 for 2 days before the official switch to WAY-FM.
WAY Media Chief Operating Officer Lloyd Parker has named Tim Dukes as the general manager and Bryan Johns as the operations director of the new WAY-FM station in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Senior Vice President Dusty Rhodes has announced that after 22 years he will be leaving WAY Media. Bob Augsburg, Founder/President of WAY Media says “Dusty and I have worked together for well over two decades. I brought him on to launch our West Palm Beach, Florida WAY-FM in 1993 and manage it, which today is our largest station. He moved with me to Colorado Springs in 2001 to become our first Chief Operating Officer. Now as Senior Vice President, Dusty has led well and has done much to advance WAY Media’s Mission and Vision. He has been gracious in offering to remain with the ministry until August to help with the transition. Augsburg continues “I believe God has great things in store for Dusty. It will be exciting to watch His plans unfold”.
Research Educational Foundation, Inc., the nonprofit owner/operator of Christian rock – formatted KVRK 89.7 FM, Dallas has announced that they have entered into an agreement to sell the station to WAY Media. The station signed on the air in 1999. Dallas will be the largest market for Colorado Springs-based WAY-FM, which was founded in the late 1980’s by Bob and Felice Augsburg.
WAY Media Vice President of Content, Faron Dice, has announced that Justin Lairsey has been hired as Network Night Show Host, effective April 13, 2015. Lairsey has been with WAY-FM for the past 4 years, most recently as Operations Director for WAY-FM Nashville. Prior to that, he spent 8 years at Hook FM in Valdosta, Georgia.