FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2021)—Educational Media Foundation, parent ministry of K-LOVE and Air1 radio networks, announces the naming of Troy West as Assistant Program Director for the EMF Radio Group. West will start with EMF on Dec. 1, 2021, and will report to Radio Group Program Director Mandy Young, with whom he shares radio history from their time together at WJQK in Grand Rapids, Mich.
”I’ve known Troy for over 20 years,” said Young. “His skills are the perfect complement to mine and our blended strengths will serve our listeners and team well. I believe he is the right choice to round out our programming leadership—he has a heart for ministry and a track record of focus and success. I look forward to partnering with Troy to take K-LOVE and Air1 to new heights.”
West’s radio experience will be invaluable to K-LOVE and Air1 as he leverages learnings from his radio journey, which includes stops as: Program Director at KSBJ in Houston; Station Manager and Program Director at WJQK in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Program Director of WAY FM in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Music Director of KFSB and KIXQ in Joplin, Mo.
Dan Arthur, who has been assisting with APD responsibilities, remains on the programming leadership team at EMF and will focus on Music Director duties for Air1, in addition to co-hosting the listener- favorite Air1 Morning Show with his wife, Michelle.
“Dan is a valuable member of the EMF team,” Young said. “He gets Air1 in a way only few do, and he has consistently made excellent choices with the worship we choose to play. Dan’s role in leadership as Music Director is critical to the continued success of Air1.”
About Educational Media Foundation (EMF)
EMF creates and distributes compelling media that inspires and encourages audiences to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.
EMF began as a single, non-profit, listener-supported radio station in Northern California in 1982 and is now parent company to K-LOVE and Air1—the nation’s largest Christian music radio networks. Broadcast on more than 1,000 signals across all 50 states, EMF is also among the top 10 U.S.-based audio streaming companies.
The music and messages of positive and encouraging K-LOVE and the worship on Air1 also reach listeners through CarPlay, Android Auto and smart device skills, as well as through the K-LOVE app, klove.com, K-LOVE On Demand, the Air1 app, and air1.com (respectively).
EMF is also parent company to WTA Media (a leader in faith-based films and publishing, acquired in 2019), AccessMore (a growing faith-focused podcast platform launched in 2020), K-LOVE Books and K-LOVE Films (each of which released debut product in 2021).
For more information on EMF, please visit emfbroadcasting.com.