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Crista Names New Seattle GM

CRISTA Media has announced that Channah Hanberg has been appointed as General Manager for KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3) and KCIS/Seattle (AM 630) effective January 13, 2020.

Hanberg is a 15-year veteran of the media industry, with previous experience at KCPQ/Seattle, Destination Marketing and NationAd Communications. She joined CRISTA Media in 2008 and has held a multitude of roles, including Digital Specialist, Digital Media Manager and Local Sales Manager for KCMS and KCIS. Hanberg has been instrumental in creating and building the “AllMomDoes” motherhood blog community and podcast platform for CRISTA Media.

In her new role as General Manager, Hanberg will oversee and direct day-to-day operations for the radio stations in addition to continuing to serve as General Sales Manager for both stations. She will report to CRISTA Media Vice President, TJ Malievsky.

Stated Malievsky: “Channah is a great leader and embraces the opportunity to serve our talented staff and dedicated listeners each day. Her tremendous leadership qualities and strong business acumen make her the perfect person to lead our Seattle radio stations into the future.”

Stated Hanberg: “KCMS and KCIS have a solid foundation of success in the Seattle market industry, and I am excited as well as honored to step into the role of General Manager during this high growth period. I look forward to uniting our talented teams in operational excellence and advancing our strategic vision.” 

A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, Hanberg resides in Shoreline with husband Tyler and children Hadley and Dax. 

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