Cari Kates Exits K-LOVE/AIR1, Forms New Radio Promotions Team
March 31, 2015 at 3:22 PM (PT)
MD/CARI KATES is exiting EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION Contemporary Christian K-LOVE/AIR1 Networks to start a promotions/marketing company, effective THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd.
KATES new company will be called REGIONAL PROMOTIONS GROUP, comprised of some of the most well known names in the CCM industry, with each targeting a specific part of the country.
KARI will be focusing on the WEST region, with LORI CLINE based in LITTLE ROCK and responsible for the SOUTHWEST. MORGAN WOOD will remain in MINNEAPOLIS handling the NORTHCENTRAL area and JASON MILLER will office in NASHVILLE targeting the SOUTHEAST. Rounding out the super team is none other than the infamous AL KIM, based in CONNECTICUT. AL will be responsible for the NORTHEAST, and is returning to his roots in the promotions world following an extended teaching sabbatical.
CARI explained to ALL ACCESS, "I’ve loved my time at K-LOVE/AIR1, and the people here will remain friends for life. But I’ve missed the challenge of working with artists, singles and promotions. Being on this side of the phone calls from the folks in NASHVILLE has reminded me just how much I enjoyed the radio promotions time of my life.
"I really need to stay out here on the WEST COAST to cover my responsibilities within RPG, and my friends at EMF have helped make that possible by donating office space on their campus as I begin this new company. So while I’m sad to be leaving K-LOVE/AIR1, I won’t be exiting the building, just moving a few doors down the hall. I can’t believe I’m actually getting back into the radio promotions biz! I’ll be working with some of my closest friends and a very select list of clients. I can’t wait to get started!"