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Leadership Changes At Christa Media

CRISTA Media, part of the CRISTA family of ministries, has announced appointments for three different current leaders to help form a new operational leadership structure for its stations in KCMS/Seattle (SPIRIT 105.3), KCIS/Seattle (AM 630) and KWPZ/Bellingham (PRAISE 106.5).

Channah Hanberg (at left), a 13-year veteran of CRISTA Media, will step into a newly-created Market Manager/General Manager role, effective today. As Market Manager/GM, Hanberg will oversee day-to-day operations for the three over-the-air stations, as well as CRISTA Media’s various digital platforms. General Sales Manager duties previously held by Hanberg will transition to Amanda Schneider, who had most recently been serving as Local Sales Manager for CRISTA Media’s two Seattle stations, KCMS SPIRIT 105.3 and KCIS 630. After 14 years of service at KWPZ PRAISE 106.5, Scott Brockett will now move into a Local Sales Manager role for the Contemporary Christian station serving listeners in northwest Washington and southern British Columbia.

The appointments were announced today by CRISTA Media Vice President, TJ Malievsky, who commented: “This is an exciting day for CRISTA Media. We are incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to reward three of our current employees with new opportunities that will allow each to continue to grow as leaders while benefiting our operations in Seattle and Bellingham. Channah, Amanda, and Scott have a combined 30 years of experience with our stations, and each holds a passion for the Lord and for our work in serving our listeners throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

Established in 1954, CRISTA Media is comprised of KCMS SPIRIT 105.3 and KCIS 630 in Seattle, KWPZ PRAISE 1065 in Bellingham, digital streaming station Quiet Time Radio, and the AllMomDoes and Purposely digital platforms.

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