McKibbin Media Group has hired Dennis Worden as its new General Manager, overseeing all of the MMG properties in both Jackson and Hillsdale. The stations include News/Talk 970 & 101.5 WKHM, Jackson’s Hit Music K-105.3, Fox Sports 101.9 and 95.9 The Power Cow in Jackson and Radio Hillsdale 92.1 WCSR and 99.5 The Dale in Hillsdale.
A Concord native, Dennis was Senior Director of Communications for NASCAR’s Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, and has also worked in media relations for Michigan International Speedway, Wayne State University and Hillsdale College. Dennis will return to south central Michigan in mid-February.
Dennis fills the General Manager position following McKibbin Media Group owner Jamie McKibbin’s tragic passing in November 2020. Katina McKibbin has assumed the role of McKibbin Media Group President.
According to Worden, “It’s a tremendous opportunity for me to serve as general manager for McKibbin Media Group and return to my roots in the Jackson and Hillsdale areas of Michigan. I am honored and blessed to be able to carry on Jamie McKibbin’s legacy in this position. He is certainly missed by all of us that knew him. I’m excited to get started and continue to carry on the strong traditions and commitment to the local Jackson and Hillsdale communities the radio stations have served for decades.”
The company also promoted two team members to new positions: longtime Production Director and K-105.3 Program Director Jared Hammond becomes Operations Manager of McKibbin Media Group’s Jackson stations effective immediately.
Brian Bolenbaugh, who has been on the company’s sales and marketing team for several years, has been promoted to Local Sales Manager of the Jackson stations and will work with the sales team on a daily basis.