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Pillar Ministries Names New Director of Digital Content

WAWZ/New York (STAR 99.1) and WAKW/Cincinnati (STAR 93.3) announce Cari Kates as the new Director of Digital Content for the Pillar Ministries Radio Group.

Cari’s career in radio began with Clear Channel at WQEN in Birmingham, and has included WDJC/Birmingham, KDUV/Visalia-Tulare-Hanford, EMI CMG (now Capitol CMG), K-LOVE/Air1, and CMB.  She started on-air and gained experience in promotions, production, and programming, including social media and digital. She also learned the record label side of the industry, working under Grant Hubbard. Cari brings a wealth of radio experience, knowledge, and vision to the team.

Art Garza, Director of Broadcasting, stated:  “We have been praying and searching for the better part of a year for someone with strong leadership capability who understands engagement and the growing role of Digital in the world we live in.  We have been through many interviews with our leadership teams in NJ and Ohio.  One candidate rose above the rest.  I am pleased to welcome Cari Kates as our new Director of Digital Content!”

Cari will be reporting directly to Art Garza in serving the Pillar Ministries Radio Group.

 WAWZ / STAR 99.1 NJ & NY and WAKW STAR 93.3 Cincinnati Metro are community-supported radio stations devoted to daily uplifting the New York Metro and Cincinnati areas, and are part of Pillar Ministries, a 501(c)(3) organization.  

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