Industry News

Team Additions at Pillar Media

Pillar Media, parent organization for WAWZ/NYC-NJ (STAR 99.1) and WAKW/Cincinnati (STAR 93.3), is pleased announces new team members.


The Programming Department adds Production & Programming Assistant Joe Jacobs and Programming Assistant Luke Diamond.


Joe Jacobs returns to Pillar Media after working previously for WAKW from 2002 – 2008. In addition, Jacobs brings extensive experience to the team from several years in Cincinnati media, most recently as Production Director at the Cincinnati Cumulus cluster.


Luke Diamond joins the Pillar Media team in New Jersey, having served most recently with WFAN/NYC (since 2019) and the CBS Sports Television Network (since 2015). In addition, Diamond is the creator and host of For The Colture, a podcast dedicated to fans of the Indianapolis Colts, with over 20,000 weekly listeners/viewers.


Pillar Media Brand Director Matt Stockman says “Adding Joe and Luke to our team will create so many new and exciting opportunities for us to grow. I can’t wait to see all the ways that God will use their respective talents to impact the Kingdom!”

In addition, the Digital Department adds Website Content Manager Melinda Bridgman, who will be based in Cincinnati. Bridgman comes with experience as a Content and Marketing Manager for KB Creative Media, a lifestyle brand.


Director of Digital Content Cari Kates says, “One of the things I love about Pillar Media is the vision for the future! Organizationally, we understand our greatest opportunity is in the digital space and we are excited to add Melinda with her experience to grow the team.”

Pictured L-R are Joe Jacobs,  Luke Diamond, and Melinda Bridgman.







WAWZ/NYC-NJ and WAKW/Cincinnati 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *