EMF announced today it has hired The WTA Group founder and president Bill Reeves as CEO. Reeves replaces Mike Novak who retired earlier this year. Reeves co-founded WTA Group in 2009. EMF has issued a letter of intent to acquire The WTA Group a faith-based film and publishing.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of this expanded role with EMF,” Reeves said. “K-LOVE and Air1 have tremendous impact on our culture, and I look forward to continuing to grow that impact and reach both through the radio networks and through new media in the future.”
“God always sends the right person at the right time,” said Alan Mason, interim CEO and President of EMF. “Bill’s unique skill set and personality are a great match with our current and future needs, and his vast media experience complements radio as we take our first step toward becoming a more diversified media ministry.”
“All of us at EMF are excited to welcome Bill into our family,” said Mark Voltmann, EMF Chairman of the Board. “Bill’s love for the Lord and ministry through Christian media is a great fit.”
Reeves and his wife, Heidi, will relocate to Rocklin where most of EMF’s 400 employees work. WTA Group will remain in Nashville where it has operated since its inception.
Founded in 1981 with one station in Santa Rosa, California, EMF— through its K-LOVE and Air1 networks—has grown to broadcast on more than 900 signals in all 50 states with an estimated 14 million listeners each week. EMF is among the top 10 U.S.-based audio streaming companies. EMF also operates K-LOVE Classics, a radio network focusing on Christian music from the 1980s forward