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Hope Media Group Names New Programming Head

Hope Media Group (HMG) has announced Scott Herrold as its new Chief of Programming, effective Monday, January 9th.  He replaces Ron Harrell, who exits.


Herrold joins HMG after serving as program director and morning show host for SOS Radio Network the last 15 years where he was chosen as one of “Radio’s 10 Best Program Directors” by Radio Ink. Under his leadership, SOS Radio was named Christian Music Broadcasters’ “Station of the Year” in 2016 and 2020 and earned community service awards from both CMB and the Gospel Music Association for inventive service projects with numerous charities.


“A heart for ministry, creative community involvement, and stellar Nielsen results in Vegas and beyond made Scott a finalist for this position before we even called him. We are thrilled to have him lead our radio programmers, Randy Fox/KSBJ, Steve Shore/WayFM, Sadiel Castro/Vida Unida, and the Creative Audio Team under Sterling Tarrant so we can engage more people to love Jesus in the decades to come,” shares Tim Dukes, Chief Operating Officer for Hope Media Group. 

Herrold’s extensive experience includes working in mainstream CHR and Hot AC before Christian radio at Planet 96.3/Detroit, 102.5 WIOG/Saginaw, 96.3 WDVD/Detroit & 93.1 DRQ/Detroit In 2021, he was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame. 

“When I heard about WayFM and Hope Media Group joining forces, I thought, WOW! That’s the kind of ministry I’d like to be a part of someday. Two kingdom-minded ministries with a heart to impact culture in a fresh way. Joe Paulo and Tim Dukes are building the dream team at Hope Media Group, and I’m thrilled to be part of it.”

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