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EMF Names New Assistant Program Director

Educational Media Foundation, parent ministry of K-LOVE and Air1 radio networks, announces the naming of KSBJ/Houston PD Troy West as Assistant Program Director for the EMF Radio Group. West will relocate to Nashville starting with EMF on Dec. 1, 2021, and will report to Radio Group Program Director Mandy Young, with whom he shares radio history from their time together at WJQK/Grand Rapids (Joy 99.3).

“I’ve known Troy for over 20 years,” said Young. “His skills are the perfect complement to mine and our blended strengths will serve our listeners and team well. I believe he is the right choice to round out our programming leadership—he has a heart for ministry and a track record of focus and success. I look forward to partnering with Troy to take K-LOVE and Air1 to new heights.”

West’s radio experience will be invaluable to K-LOVE and Air1 as he leverages learnings from his 40 year radio journey, which includes stops as: Program Director at KSBJ in Houston; Station Manager and Program Director at WJQK in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Program Director of WAY FM in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Music Director of KFSB and KIXQ in Joplin, Mo. West guided KSBJ to its first #1 ranked PPM at 6.8 AQH Share Persons 6+ Mon-Sun 6am-mid in April this year.

Dan Arthur, who has been assisting with APD responsibilities, remains on the programming leadership team at EMF and will focus on Music Director duties for Air1, in addition to co hosting the listener favorite Air1 Morning Show with his wife, Michelle.

“Dan is a valuable member of the EMF team,” Young said. “He gets Air1 in a way only few do, and he has consistently made excellent choices with the worship we choose to play. Dan’s role in leadership as Music Director is critical to the continued success of Air1.

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