Ken Farley — Executive Producer/Director of Affiliate Relations, Sales, and Promotions
Ken Farley has over 20 years of progressive experience in programming, promotions, public relations, marketing and sales. This included over a dozen year run at KOKF, in Oklahoma City, where he was the PD, responsible for the programming and imaging of the station as well as the planning and coordination of promotions, contests, and public appearances. During his stint at KOKF it was named Radio Station of the Year twice and received recognition on several occasions for community impact.
Ken also spent two years as the Director of Promotions at ForeFront Records where he was responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of promotional activities involving radio, video, tour, on-line and church promotions. Budget management, co-development of marketing plans for new releases, and serving as a contact for artists and artist’s management also came with the gig. During his tenure, Ken and his talented promotions team helped ForeFront Records gain recognition as the #1 CHR, #1 Rock, and #3 AC label, (2001), as well as garner the #1 CHR Song of the Year for 2000. Currently, Ken is working as an independent promotions, research and radio consultant within the Christian music industry.
Jeff Connell — Creative/Imaging Director
Jeff Connell serves as Creative/Imaging Director for AmpedCreative and in that capacity voices not only the Weekend 22 and Weekend Top 20 Countdown, but station imaging for nearly 15 stations both domestic and abroad. In addition to his duties at Amped, he currently works as Creative Services/Imaging Director for CBS Radio Seattle’s Top 40 KBKS, Kiss 106.1 and Adult Hits KJAQ, 96-5 Jack FM. Additionally, he voicetracks middays at Christian/CHR KDUV Visalia/Fresno and programs a 1 hour weekly Christian/CHR specialty show on KBKS, the Kiss Christian Pop10. Away from the mic, Jeff enjoys travel, working in his yard, pressure-washing, barbequing and spending time with his wife Tawsha.
"AmpedCreative is such an awesome project to be involved in," said Connell. "We have been given the opportunity to do something special, and I sincerely thank you for your interest."
Jeremy Gonzalez AKA jgonzo — Weekend 22 Host, Producer, Creative
who is Jgonzo?
Scott Smith — Host of The Weekend Top 20 Countdown
Scott Smith was born in a small town in southern Minnesota, and it was there that he got his start working in radio at the age of 15. When Scott was 16 his family moved to Rapid City, SD, where he continued to go to school and work in radio, and that's where he realized that God had called him to a career in broadcasting. After trying his hand in sales, he was called back to radio after moving to Florida, and for the last 12 years he's worked in Christian radio. He currently is one of the co-hosts of the "Scott and Theresa" Morning Show at Z88.3(WPOZ) www.zradio.org in Orlando,FL. For years, they have consistently been one of the most popular morning shows in Orlando, and last year were voted the Best Morning Show in Christian Radio by Program Director.net. Scott and Theresa were also nominated as one of Christian music's Best Morning Shows by Radio and Records magazine. Scott and the former host of the "Weekend Top 20 Countdown" Lisa Williams, co-hosted the Z88.3 Morning Show together prior to Theresa's arrival, and were Voted Orlando's and Florida's best Morning Show on several occasions by different television stations and magazines. Scott has also tried his hand at TV, guest hosting the morning show on Fox 35 in Orlando lead to a 4 year broadcast called "The Blaze", a music video show that he hosted on Orlando's WTGL. Scott loves God, music, all sports, reading, paintball, motorcycles and people, especially his family, his wife Missy, and their kids Nathan, Austin and Charin. Scott and his family are very involved in their church and open their home as home group leaders, which Scott affectionately has dubbed the "Homies."
Kathy Gonzalez — News, creative, publicity
Kathy Gonzalez, known industry wide as KJ, brings you all the latest information on today's biggest Christian artists as well as information on the newest releases. KJ Attended WSU and majored in communications with a minor in psychology. After finishing school she joined Bridge Broadcasting, where she started as an intern. She was quickly recognized as an up and coming talent in the industry. Over the last 8 years Kathy has served as the voice of numerous radio ads locally and nationally. Kathy has also honed her talents as a creative and intelligent copywriter. She has learned from the best in the business through in-depth seminars and teaching seminars of her own to radio professionals in the sales and production arena. KJ brings a very unique and seasoned major market voice talent to The Weekend 22.
Jeffrey Townsend — Producer
His migration from big-time feature films to digital video production isn't unique, but it's still unusual. His experience as a production designer on movies like "Sleepless in Seattle" and his years spent working with innovative film directors like Martin Scorsese, Paul Mazursky, John Sayles and the late Bob Fosse, when brought to bear on our multimedia projects, brings a whole new meaning to the idea of "working smart" in digital video.
His Clio Award for directing commercials, his Emmy Award for writing episodes of "Rugrats," and his time spent in the trenches of "The Tracey Ullman Show" developing the look and feel of "The Simpsons" with Matt Groening - it all adds up to valuable experience putting together inventive solutions for broadcast media of all kinds.
Carl Kinsman — Imaging, Creative
Carl has worked for some of the biggest stations in the UK and Ireland. He is an imaging producer for Northern Irelands no-1 hit music station, Cool FM where he does the morning shift as well as running his own imaging company. He also presents and produces The U Jamz, a syndicated Rhythmic show and voices for some Amped clients.
"Its so cool to be part of Amped as they help raise the standard of Christian radio".
Wes Shattler — Writer/Research for The Weekend Top 20 Countdown
Josh Petersen — Writer/Research for The Weekend 22
Lee a.k.a “Keebz” Kebler — Producer for The Weekend 22
Jason Burrows — Producer for The Weekend Top 20 Countdown
Seth Routzahn — Marketing Assistant