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KJRN Announces Leadership Changes

KJRN/Keene, TX (88.3 The Journey) announces Station Manager and Morning Show Host, Danae Songy, is transitioning to a different role at the station.

After giving birth to her second child, Aurora, in October, she has decided that she wants to spend more time raising her children and supporting her husband, Jerrod. Danae is transitioning to a part time role as Donor Development Director to utilize her relational skills to connect with the donors and Business Partners of KJRN. She will still host the Morning Show and continue being a vital part of the KJRN team. Danae joined the station 9 years ago and was promoted to GM when Michael Agee exited for WGTS/Wash DC.

Danae says, “I’m excited for this new chapter to be able to establish a deeper connection with the supporters of KJRN. I’m very thankful to be able to do that while spending more time with Ethan, Aurora and my husband, Jerrod.”

In the meantime, KJRN has appointed Rich Hooper as the Interim Station Manager as they explore options for future management of the Station. Rich is a 30-year radio veteran having worked at Dallas station KCBI, KLTY, and KTXG (American Family Radio-Dallas) among others. He is focused on establishing a solid structure with the team at KJRN while providing great radio that connects with the listeners and supporters.

2 thoughts on “KJRN Announces Leadership Changes

  • Oh man. This is a great example that we need more understanding and support in our industry of supporting working mothers. We say our content is family friendly, but our work environments are not. We need our corporate structures to be family friendly too. I’ve been denied leave for a kid’s Christmas program at school, parent teacher conferences, and even a sick child. What can we do? If anyone is interested in joining together to make change and start an open conversation on how faith based radio can be more family friendly for employees please email me! I’d really love to spearhead necessary change.

  • I don’t think that was the case here, Amanda. I’m very familiar with the Journey, and the fact is it’s usually a two-three person operation. It’s definitely a challenge when you’re growing your family. I’m honestly not sure how you balance being a general manager of a station with three people and a baby. I do think it’s a discussion we need to have more often. Our business is not an easy one, especially for moms.


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