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CRISTA Media Appoints Channah Hanberg as General Manager for KCMS/KCIS in Seattle

January 9, 2020 (SEATTLE) – CRISTA Media has announced that Channah Hanberg has been appointed as General Manager for Seattle-based radio stations SPIRIT 105.3 (KCMS – Seattle) and 630 KCIS, effective January 13, 2020.

Hanberg is a 15-year veteran of the media industry, with experience at Q13 FOX (KCPQ – Seattle), Destination Marketing and NationAd Communications predating her arrival to CRISTA Media in 2008. During her tenure at CRISTA Media she has thrived in a multitude of roles, including having served as Digital Specialist, Digital Media Manager and Local Sales Manager for SPIRIT 105.3, a Christian Adult Contemporary station, and 630 KCIS, a Christian talk and music station. In addition, Hanberg has been instrumental in creating and building the “AllMomDoes” motherhood blog community and podcast platform for CRISTA Media.

In her new role as General Manager, Hanberg will oversee and direct day-to-day operations for SPIRIT 105.3 and 630 KCIS in addition to continuing to serve as General Sales Manager for both stations. She will report to CRISTA Media Vice President, TJ Malievsky.

Stated Malievsky: “Channah is a great leader and embraces the opportunity to serve our talented staff and dedicated listeners each day. Her tremendous leadership qualities and strong business acumen make her the perfect person to lead our Seattle radio stations into the future.”

Stated Hanberg: “KCMS and KCIS have a solid foundation of success in the Seattle market industry, and I am excited as well as honored to step into the role of General Manager during this high growth period. I look forward to uniting our talented teams in operational excellence and advancing our strategic vision.” 

A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, Hanberg resides in Shoreline with husband Tyler and children Hadley and Dax. For media inquiries, please contact Ben Wilson at or 206.546.7487.

Established in 1954, CRISTA Media is a member of the CRISTA family of ministries.
In addition to SPIRIT 105.3 (KCMS – Seattle) and 630 KCIS, CRISTA Media is
comprised of PRAISE 106.5 (KWPZ – Bellingham), SPIRIT 105.9 (KFMK – Austin),
and digital streaming stations SkyCountry Radio, LIFT Radio and Quiet Time Radio.