Kit has over 17 years in radio sales, marketing and management. She came to Cumulus from a small radio group as a GSM in Lafayette, IN. She gained her experience in broadcasting and Television in Washington State, Illinois, Michigan and in Indiana. Kit spent time as a sales representative with an Advertising agency specializing in serving Auto Dealers as well as televisions Fox 59. These experiences make Kit an asset to her stations and clients by having insight into other broadcast media, knowing the challenges facing today’s business owners and managers, and how to best help them handle these obstacles. Raised in Kokomo, Kit is excited to be “back Home” again and looks forward to tackling new challenges that will help Cumulus Kokomo grow and move forward in the future.
Allan James is a Career Broadcaster with 25 years of experience on-the-air, marketing and sales and community service. Allan has pioneered many concepts that have changed the way Radio Stations conduct themselves and has received several awards for his service. His most prized awards in Broadcasting are being chosen as a Marconi Awards Finalist for Small Market Personality of the Year in 2002 and 2005. His most prized awards in the Civic Community are being awarded The Key to the City of Kokomo in 2003 and 2005. Allan and his wife Cheryl live in Kokomo and raise five children; Robert, Jessica, Alexander, Jaclyn and Leah. His family enjoys camping, boating and participating in sports. For Allan, working at WWKI provides an atmosphere of people and technology that create the opportunity for the best work of his life.
Karen is no stranger to this area because she grew up in nearby Tipton. When she was a kid it was a real treat to come to Kokomo to go shopping and eat at Burger Chef! She started her radio career at the little carrier current station at IUK. It was there she met someone who worked at WIOU and WZWZ. Karen was soon hired there to do weekend on -air work and that eventually grew to a fulltime job in Indianapolis where she stayed for 16 years. After 23 years on the programming side of radio she decided to move into advertising sales. She worked at WWKI in 2003 and 2004, left to go work for the Walt Disney Company's Radio Disney in Indianapolis, but have now returned to WWKI. "I jumped at the opportunity to come back because I know how special this station is. It's is and has always been a huge part of the fabric of this community. Not many stations have the heritage and staying power that WWKI does. WWKI is also an incredibly effective marketing tool, and I love helping businesses grow through advertising. It's great to be back, it's like working with family!"
Lacy comes to WWKI with a knowledge of this community and a strong background in Business and Media. She's worked at WISH-TV 8 in Indianapolis with their Indy Style program, as well as spent five years as a local insurance agent. Lacy also owned her own business for several years. "I had success in print, social media, web, and television." Her well rounded background makes her a great fit here at WWKI. She has the knowledge to bring a business owner's perspective to account branding, giving her clients insight and a distinct advantage. Outside of work, her two sons along with playing and coaching volleyball fill up her spare time.
Music has always been a huge influence in Lori's life. She grew up in a family that sang gospel music and traveled all over the country. "I know how hearing a particular song can influence your attitude, behavior and trigger great memories, this is one reason I love country music and WWKI." She has been married to her husband Ty for 25 years, and they have two beautiful children, Tanner and Marlee, who have keep them busy with sports activities through Northwestern School Corporation. Karen's background is very diverse because as a child her family moved to Ocala, Florida and during that time she started her own fishing bait business in 6th grade. After moving back to Indiana she worked for First National Bank, Ameritech, Haynes International and Financial Builders Credit Union. "I couldn’t be happier than I am now with WWKI. I enjoy helping businesses see growth through the power of radio and there is no better station than WWKI! I am blessed. Life is good."
Pam has 20 years of experience as an Account Executive in radio advertising. "Coming to WWKI is far and away the best career move I have ever made. The people at KI are great - and my clients get results when they market their businesses on WWKI. It's a win-win situation for all of us. To be part of the We Care Telethon was another one of the greatest experiences in my life since coming to KI. WWKI does so many great things for people in our listening area and gives back to the community."