Minneapolis MN – Chris Monk has been hired by Adams Radio of Fort Wayne to serve as VP & Market Manager for the Adams Radio stations in Fort Wayne Indiana. Adams owns and operations WWFW (Soft Rock 103.9), WBTU (US933), WJFX (Hot 1079), WXKE (963XKE), WGL AM (Fox Sports 1250), WLYV AM (1450 The Patriot), B96.9 (R&B + Old School) and Great Country 103.3.
Chris was raised in South Bend, Indiana. He comes to Adams with thirty-five years in radio, including, general management, sales management, sales training and ownership. His experience ranges from small to large markets. He has developed top performing sales departments for Citadel Broadcasting, Northern Star Broadcasting, Journal Broadcast Group and Nationwide Communications. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science-Radio and Television Management and Spring Arbor University, Master of Arts-Organizational Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Northwood University. Most recently Chris served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Alliance 180, a revenue development and consulting firm for broadcasters in the United States and Canada.
Ron Stone, CEO of Adams Radio commented: “I have known Chris for 20 years and consider him one of my closest friends and advisors. I am thrilled to have Chris join Adams and take the reins in Fort Wayne. Chris’s leadership will guide the stations to the performance levels that our staff deserves. I also look forward to benefiting from Chris’s advice in other Adams markets as we continue to grow the Company.”
Chris Monk added: “I’m excited and honored to once again work with Ron. Ron and his team at Adams Radio Group have done a fantastic job of creating a winning team and quality stations to serve the greater Fort Wayne area. This opportunity is going to be both fun and rewarding for all involved!”