Seasoned Christian radio executive Kevin Krueger recently accepted the General Manager position at WGTS 91.9 FM, the nation’s second largest non-commercial Christian radio station. The station reaches nearly 600,000 weekly listeners in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore market. Krueger has served for the last 25 years as General Manager of KGTS/Positive Life Radio, based in Walla Walla, Washington.
“It’s an honor to be invited to guide the team at an industry-leading station and ministry,” said Krueger in a release earlier this month. “I anticipate many wonderful opportunities to serve the people of our nation’s capital just as we have served those in the Inland Northwest. Whatever the scale or location, it really boils down to service – one person serving another.” (Read full article here.)
Krueger, who joins WGTS following a nationwide search managed by FaithSearch Partners, began his career in radio in 1982 as a student announcer at KGTS. The communications major became the station’s Program Director following his graduation in 1987. The following year, Krueger was promoted to his current position of General Manager.
“In addition to a strong background in radio broadcast leadership, Kevin has a passion for Christian radio ministry that is contagious,” said Ed Fry, President of FaithSearch Partners. “His professional expertise and personal commitment to service will allow him lead WGTS down a path of continued success, which honors the station’s mission of outreach ministry.”
FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country. Its website can be found at www.faithsearchpartners.com.
WGTS 91.9 FM was founded more than 40 years ago and is the second-largest non-commercial Christian radio station in the United States. With nearly 600,000 weekly listeners in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore market, the station has consistently ranked in the market’s top 10 and has occasionally been ranked number one in the evening slot with its target audience. In addition, the station is frequently heard in many Congressional and other federal government offices. More information can be found on the station’s website.