KAMB/Merced, CA (Celebration Radio) has named Chris Grant as its new General Manager. Grant replaces Tim Land who after serving 29 years, announced his retirement in Feb this year. Chris begins his duties at KAMB this week.
Chris brings sales and management experience outside of the radio industry to KAMB, and years of experience within radio broadcasting including roles in sales, programming, promotions, signal expansion, and FCC compliance with Cumulus Media and KSTN/Stockton, CA. Chris’ love for radio led him to volunteer at KAMB several years ago and he was asked to serve on KAMB’s Board of Directors five years ago. Chris was soon appointed to chair the KAMB Board, a role he will continue to fulfill as the Board continues its next steps for the station.
Chris says, “The KAMB team is passionate about the Gospel and sharing it with excellence. I have the privilege of leading in this new capacity with that long-term groundwork in place so that listeners can continue to be encouraged, seekers can consider the call, and God can be glorified.”
Drek Beardsley, Vice-Chair of the KAMB Board, said, “Chris’ experience and passion for KAMB was unmistakable. We considered other candidates, but unanimously concluded as a board that Chris was the ideal candidate for General Manager, and he graciously accepted. We are looking forward to a bright future!”
Chris adds, “I’m most looking forward to connecting with our communities so that the power of radio can be used for their benefit, both spiritually and practically. KAMB faces many of the same challenges as those around us locally. We can face them together with prayer, initiative and determination as we seek the kingdom first; knowing where our hope comes from. KAMB is so grateful for the listeners and supporters that the Lord provides, making the ministry possible.”
Welcoming his successor, retiring General Manager, Tim Land, said, “Chris’ walk with the Lord is strongly evident. He has a deep desire to see God’s kingdom grow and is keenly interested in how KAMB can have an increasingly influential part in furthering that growth. I strongly believe that one of the most important things the KAMB listening family can do at this time is to pray regularly for Chris and his family, especially as he begins this new journey of leading the daily ministry of Celebration Radio.”
KAMB is owned and operated by Central Valley Broadcasting Inc. and has four additional broadcast signals that reach the Central Coast and the Sierra Foothills.