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February 19, 2018 (SEATTLE) – KCMS SPIRIT 105.3, part of CRISTA Media, has announced the hiring of Ty McFarland as new Director of Programming, effective March 12, 2018.

McFarland arrives to SPIRIT 105.3 with over 22 years of experience in the Contemporary Christian Music format, most recently having served as Senior Director of Operations & Programming for KSBJ in Houston. Stated McFarland: “I’m excited to be returning to the Pacific Northwest, am very optimistic for the future and looking forward to getting started with the CRISTA Media team.”

The hiring of McFarland concludes a national search for a Director of Programming to oversee not only KCMS SPIRIT 105.3 and KCIS 630 in Seattle, but also KWPZ PRAISE 106.5, which serves listeners in northwest Washington and southern British Columbia.

Stated Ann Marie Mulholland, General Manager for KCMS/KCIS: “Ty’s extensive experience and success in the CCM format will help elevate our stations to new heights. We are thrilled to have him join the CRISTA Media team and fulfill the mission of Spreading God’s Love through Media!”

Established in 1954, CRISTA Media owns and operates KCMS SPIRIT 105.3 and KCIS 630 in Seattle (WA), KWPZ PRAISE 106.5 in Bellingham (WA), KFMK SPIRIT 105.9 in Austin (TX), and multi-market HD radio/music streaming services Pure Music Radio, Sky Country Radio and Quiet Time Radio. CRISTA Media is part of the CRISTA Family of Ministries.

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Media Contact:    
Madeline Knies
Director of Marketing & Promotions – KCMS & KCIS
p 206.289.7974