Sterrett and Emerick to join Colby/Goodland team
Colby, Kansas-May 27, 2014 – Rocking M Radio, Inc. is pleased to announce that Will Sterrett and Karen Emerick will be joining their Colby/Goodland staff, effective June 2nd. Sterrett will be the News Director for the five RMR stations in northwest Kansas, as well as the company’s entire western Kansas platform. Emerick will be taking on sales duties for the stations and the company’s digital media products.
Sterrett brings an extensive and varied radio resume with him to northwest Kansas. He comes to RMR from KCMO radio in Kansas City, where he has served as a news anchor since 2012. He previously worked for CBS Radio News in Dallas, a Clear Channel news/talk station in Houston, Clear Channel in Cincinnati, CNN Radio News and Dial-Global/Waitt Radio in Omaha. He started his radio career in Moberly, Missouri in the mid-90’s.
While Sterrett’s most recent positions have been primarily in the news field, his experience and passion for radio extends much deeper. While with Waitt Radio Network (WRN) in Omaha, he served as Program Director for the WRN “Oldies” music format. Prior to that he was an on-air personality for their “Hot A/C” format.
“We are very excited to have Will joining our team,” said Rocking M Radio general manager Sacha Sanguinetti. “This is a huge step in our continuous effort to improve our local product and serve our communities better.”
Karen Emerick has spent the better part of the last two decades working in the health insurance industry. While she doesn’t have any “formal” radio experience, she is certainly no stranger to the broadcast world. Emerick is an avid radio listener and has always had a passion for the medium. She brings a solid professional background to the table, with a personality that Sanguinetti feels will resonate well with the business community.
“Karen is one those instantly likeable people. Even though she is coming to us from a metro area, you can tell her heart is, and has been, in rural America. Both her and Will expressed a keen interest in moving to northwest Kansas, even well before these job opportunities came open.”
Rocking M Radio, Inc. is a family-owned multi-media company based in Manhattan, Kansas. In addition to their 5 station cluster in the Colby/Goodland market, they operate 15 other stations throughout western Kansas, as well as the growing digital media platform, TodayInKansas.com.