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Management Team


Jeff Wilks
Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Wilks is President and CEO of Wilks Broadcast Group, a radio broadcasting company formed in 2005. As CEO, Mr. Wilks is involved in all aspects of the Company's operations, strategic development, and acquisition selection and integration.

Mr. Wilks has extensive prior experience in radio broadcasting, previously serving as CEO of Wilks Broadcasting, LLC (a WCMP II portfolio company). His expertise is in acquiring under-performing radio stations and improving station billings through aggressive marketing and promotion, while consolidating operations to reduce costs. Mr. Wilks has successfully built and operated several station groups during his career in a number of markets across the United States.

Jeff Wilks graduated from Syracuse University.


Stephen Bradshaw
Chief Financial Officer

Stephen has been the Chief Financial Officer for the Company since joining it in February 2005. Previously, he served as Controller for Cumulus Media Inc, one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the country. Prior to that, Stephen served in a variety of Controller positions in the healthcare and software industries.

Stephen graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State University in 1993 and earned his MBA from Georgia State University in 1997.

Stephen also has an active CPA license in the state of Georgia.

Stephen’s responsibilities include accounting, finance, HR, payroll and IT.


Jeff Sanders
Executive Vice President - Programming

Jeff Sanders is Executive Vice President of Programming for Wilks Broadcasting, overseeing programming for 21 Radio Stations in Denver, CO; Lubbock, TX; Reno, NV; Kansas City, MO; Fresno, CA; and Columbus, OH. Prior to joining Wilks, Jeff was Vice President of Programming for Beasley Broadcasting. In 1995, he started Sanders Consultancy, programming multiple stations in various markets from Cape Cod to Las Vegas.

Jeff was one of the youngest Program Directors to win Radio & Record’s Program Director of The Year award and Beasley Broadcasting’s Program Director of The Year award.

Jeff’s programming experience includes: Classic Rock, Top 40, Smooth Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Hip-Hop, R&B, Country, Alternative Rock, and more.


Katy Jennings
Vice President-National Sales (Denver & Kansas City)

Katy joined the company as part of the Kansas City acquisition as National Sales Manager of that market. She was promoted to VP-National Sales when she added the responsibility of National Sales for Denver as well in 2009. Katy has over 15 years experience in radio sales.




Mark Frank
Vice President-National Sales (Columbus, Lubbock, Fresno & Reno)

Mark joined Wilks Broadcasting in 2013 after 2 years as a Sales Manager with Clear Channel in Atlanta. Prior to that, Mark spent 12 years with Cox Media Group in Jacksonville, FL, including 5 years as National Sales Manager, earning Cox Radio’s National Sales Manager of the Year 2007 & 2008. Mark brings 20 years of marketing and advertising sales and management experience to Wilks. He is best known for his creativity, having produced humorous videos and song parodies that have gone viral within the media community (go to youtube and search “No Spine”). In his limited spare time, Mark is an accomplished musician, playing piano and singing in the Atlanta area, and occasionally reuniting for shows with his Jacksonville band. Mark graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Management Communications, and went on to earn his Law Degree from University of Maryland School of Law, practicing as an Attorney for 2 years before discovering his passion for marketing and advertising.
 
       
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