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General Manager, Forcht Broadcasting Radio and Digital, London, KY, WWEL FM, WANV FM, WFTG AM/FM

Forcht Broadcasting Radio and Digital

General Manager, Forcht Broadcasting Radio and Digital, London, KY, WWEL FM, WANV FM, WFTG AM/FM

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Forcht Broadcasting Radio and Digital, London, Kentucky

Kentucky’s largest small market radio group is actively seeking a General Manager for one of its fastest growing radio markets in London, Kentucky, with stations WWEL FM SAM 103.9, WANV FM Kool Gold 96.7, and WFTG 1400 AM/106.9 FM.  Forcht Broadcasting Radio and Digital serves nine radio markets with 25 radio stations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois and was named in 2021 as one of Kentucky's Best Places to Work.

Forcht Broadcasting London wants a General Manager ready to begin an exciting career in the radio industry telling radio client and community stories in southeastern Kentucky and helping advance the digital platforms of Forcht Broadcasting radio.  WWEL, WANV, and WFTG use legacy and traditional radio and digital, multi-media platforms to promote and grow local businesses and advance the footprint of Forcht Broadcasting London.  We are not looking for a leader who uses a standard, “cookie-cutter” approach to presenting radio and digital advertising experiences and digital platforms.  We want a General Manager who is motivated and understands each radio client and market is different and who leads and motivates a radio team.

Qualified candidates should have at least 5 years of experience working at an FCC licensed radio station.  At least two of these years should have been spent in a leadership role at the radio station or radio market.  Experience and knowledge of radio and digital sales is a must.  Having a post-secondary degree in business, broadcasing, marketing, or communications is preferred but not a requirement to submit a resume for the career opportunity as a Forcht Broadcasting London General Manager. 


The WWEL, WANV, and WFTG General Manager will be expected to do the following:
1.)  Understand broadcast radio and digital sales and how both work together to develop effective advertising solutions

2.)  Manage the day-to-day operations and budgets of the WWEL, WANV, and WFTG radio stations

2.)  Have knowledge of digital, online, and social media platforms used in the radio industry

3.)  Develop successful advertising and marketing solutions and campaigns for clients using multi-media platforms and deliver the campaigns to the radio team

4.)  Set weekly and monthly sales goals for the GM and all sales team members

5.)  Engage in professional development opportunities provided and paid for by Forcht Broadcasting, which includes taking online digital marketing courses from the Radio Advertising Bureau

6.)  Find new advertising and community partners to invest in the radio stations

7.)  Represent Forcht Broadcasting London at various community activities and meetings such as chamber of commerce meetings, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and etc. 

8.)  Keep up-to-date on industry and company-wide radio practices and developments

9.)  Ensure the radio stations’ programming is relevant, focused, appropriate, and competitive

10.)  Meet or talk with frequently the Forcht Broadcasting Radio and Digital President/CEO, providing updates on market financials and progress

Compensation will reflect radio and radio leadership experience and work experience. A competitive package will be offered to qualified candidates. Full-benefits and a 401 K are provided immediately upon hire.

Want to be the next member of the Forcht Broadcasting leadership team?  Email a current resume and cover letter, with detailed radio work experience noted, to Mike Tarter, President/CEO at mitarter@forchtbroadcasting.com

Forcht Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Forcht Broadcasting practices the COVID-19 safety precautions outlined by the CDC and provides all radio stations and staff with masks and other sanitary items as needed.


 

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Management

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