Naples, FL - Aug 30, 2010 - Beasley Broadcast Group announced the winners of its annual Company Operating Awards. Each year, at the company's annual gathering of general managers, Beasley recognizes noteworthy achievements, operating success and contributions from individual Beasley employees and radio stations over the preceding 12 months. The 2010 honorees include:
Richard Gallow -- Engineer of the Year, Southwest Florida market
Tom Humm -- General Manager of the Year, Las Vegas market
Leo Baldwin -- Program Director of the Year, Philadelphia market
Cory Cuddeback -- Sales Manager of the Year, Las Vegas market
Kelly Baldwin -- Business Manager of the Year, Philadelphia market
96.3 KKLZ FM -- Radio Station of the Year, Las Vegas market
Engineers play a vital role in the successful operation of a radio station. Richard Gallow, a 24-year Beasley employee, walks away with top honors as the 2010 Engineer of the Year. Gallow was recognized for single-handedly managing all engineering aspects of five radio stations, as well as overseeing the completion of a large tower project on time and under budget. Gallow joined Beasley in 1986 and became an engineer in Beasley's Southwest Florida market in 1990. Today, as the SW Florida director of engineering, he manages both the engineering and IT departments of the company's Southwest Florida cluster, which includes 96 K-Rock WRXK-FM; B 103.9 WXKB-FM; Sunny 106 WJPT-FM; 99X WJBXFM; 770 ESPN Radio WWCN-AM; and four additional HD Radio channels.
The General Manager of the Year selection is based on the overall operation of the station or stations under his or her management. Tom Humm joined the company in 2008 as market manager for Beasley's Las Vegas properties. A Las Vegas native, Humm's radio career spans 30 years in his hometown. In a relatively short period of time, Humm built a team that generated tremendous year-over-year growth for all three Beasley Las Vegas radio stations. These stations include: 96.3 KKLZ-FM, 102.7 Coyote Country KCYE-FM and Newstalk 720 AM KDWN.
Beasley bestows an annual Program Director of the Year award to recognize the important task of providing creative and compelling content, and consistent ratings leadership. Leo Baldwin, program director for Wired 96.5 WRDW-FM in Philadelphia, was selected for consistently achieving strong ratings (#1 in the station's target demographic of 18-34 year-olds) in a very competitive landscape. Baldwin joined Beasley Broadcast in 2005 and this is the second straight year in which Leo has received this award.
Cory Cuddeback, general sales manager for Beasley's Las Vegas radio stations, was recognized as General Sales Manager of the Year. A radio veteran of 20 years, Cuddeback capably led the Las Vegas sales team this past year and is celebrated for achieving revenue increase in same-station, year-over-year sales despite an extremely tough market.
Business manager for five radio stations in the Philadelphia and Wilmington markets, Kelly Baldwin, was selected as the 2010 Business Manager of the Year. Baldwin joined the company in 1997, and this is the third time she has been so honored for demonstrating excellence in all areas of the stations' business operations including financial reporting, accounts receivable and payable management, payroll and human resources. In the Philadelphia market, Beasley radio stations include 92.5 WXTU-FM, Wired 96.5 WRDW-FM, 860 AM ESPN Deportes Radio and 800 AM WTMR. Additionally, Beasley owns and operates 99.5 WJBR-FM in Wilmington, DE.
96.3 KKLZ-FM in Las Vegas was selected as Beasley's Radio Station of the Year based on solid overall ratings and revenue as well as commendable community service. The station was also selected as a 2010 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Awards Finalist.