TAKOMA PARK, Md. (July 9) – Kevin Krueger, general manager for KGTS 91.3 and Positive Life Radio Network at Walla Walla University, Washington, is the new general manager of WGTS 91.9 FM, the contemporary Christian music radio station owned by Washington Adventist University. Rob Vandeman, chair of the WGTS Board, confirmed the appointment, July 3.
Located in Takoma Park, Md., WGTS serves the Washington, D.C., area, broadcasting to over 600,000 listeners. It ranks among the top 10 in the Washington D.C. market.
“It’s an honor to be invited to guide the team at an industry leading station and ministry. KGTS/PLR and WGTS have a long rich ‘sister station’ history that I plan to continue. I anticipate many wonderful opportunities to serve the people in our nation’s capital just as we have served those in the Inland Northwest. Whatever the scale or location, it really boils down to service – one person serving another,” says Krueger.
Krueger replaces General Manager John Konrad who died at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, January 2, after a short illness. Douglas Walker currently serves as interim general manager.
Krueger began working as a student announcer at Walla Walla University’s radio station in 1982. After graduating from in 1987 with a degree in communications, he became program director and general manager a year later. Under his leadership, the station grew from a single local station into a regional Christian radio network with 120,000 listeners. Stations in the Positive Life Radio network are based in 15 cities in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
“I’m humbled by what lies ahead. The opportunities to serve others and share Christ are huge. I feel fortunate to be joining a team of professionals and student interns that know their craft. The change is a hard one, we have deep roots in the Inland Northwest, but it’ll be good to take all I’ve learned here and take it to our nation’s capital to encourage and bless people,” Krueger said.