WGTS/Wash DC has hired industry veteran Dusty Rhodes to the team as chief development officer. Rhodes will be responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing all aspects of WGTS’ fundraising initiatives.
Rhodes experience includes launches of WAY-FM stations in Denver, Portland, Louisville, Huntsville, Charleston, and Tallahassee. Rhodes also launched and managed what remains WAY Media’s largest radio station, 88.1 Way-FM/West Palm Beach, FL. In addition, he has led teams to record revenue growth through on-air fundraisers, major donor cultivation, foundation grant work, and large mainstream venue events.
In addition to fundraising, Rhodes has worked as morning show talent, Program Director, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Development Officer, and Senior Vice President and a consultant for nonprofits in fundraising and leadership.
“I have always had a heart for Washington, D.C. I was born and raised there. I’m grateful and excited to be joining Kevin Krueger and the WGTS 91.9 team to serve this community at such an important and strategic time in our nation’s history!” says Rhodes.
“What an honor it is to welcome Dusty to our team. His experience in development and natural ability to connect with people will make a difference for both the immediate and long term for this organization,” says WGTS President/General Manager Kevin Krueger.
Dusty will relocate to Wash DC and start at WGTS Aug 30th.